Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Bonnaroo: Some Like it Hot

Who in their right mine would spend 5 days camping in the blazing near-100-degree heat of Tennessee? Me, of course. Me and 85,000 others - at Bonnaroo of course! I suffered (expect not really because it was a BLAST) because I got to see The Black Keys, Mumford & Sons, Arcade Fire, Florence + the Machine, the Decemberists, Beirut, Robyn, Freelance Whales, Greensky Bluegrass, Pretty Lights, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Bassnectar, Lil Wayne, Alison Krauss, Portugal. The Man, Buffalo Springfield, Iron & Wine, Explosions in the Sky, and Widespread Panic. After a whole weekend of listening to music, I had to steal my giant speakers back from my little brother to continue the experience. As hot as it was, it really was such a perfect vacation being able to camp with your friends, meet new people, and of course chill out and listen to fantastic bands.

My biggest complaint about the weekend was how crowded it was. It's great to share an experience with 85,000 people but the lines were frustratingly long this year, and a lot of people weren't there with good intentions. I was shocked at how often we got ripped off... at a smaller festival, that would never happen.

Top: borrowed / Shorts: thrifted / Purse: borrowed / Sandals: F21 / Bikini: Fossil / Hat: flea market / Feather earrings: UO / Sunglasses: Free People

On the way in!

Tons of amazing jewelry vendors.

One of the many walls of graffiti art at Roo.

Ponies are a hell of a lot cuter than cop cars.

Yeah, our tent was a little ridiculous...

The flag that led us home

The campsite!

A typical Bonnaroo sight - musicians on their cars.


Pretty Lights (a dubstep DJ who put on one of the best shows I've ever seen)

When you stay out til sunrise, Bonnaroo gets a little eerie.

Currently listening to: Mumford & Sons
Currently reading: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon

PS My family's black lab, Tucker, is chasing a bumblebee around the yard and it's pretty adorable. We're heading to TX tomorrow for my grandfather's 90th and a family reunion. Family would be the only reason to travel to Salado, TX (population: 3,475) but maybe I'll find it charming!


Courtney said...

Cute outfit, looks like you had fun! xx

armileen said...

i appreciate the kind comments and the follow! thank you sososo much! and looked like a crazy time! florence and basenectar and lil wayne all in the same venue!? why dont they have these things in canada!? anyway, youve got beautiful photography here and youre more than welcome to take any poses haahhahh, and agreed, wilsons part was so sad and depressing. well hope you had fun! and very cute outfit! so summery!

Nita -Karoliina said...

Fantastic pictures!!

ALICE. said...

This place looks amazing! x

Miksu said...

I get a happy feeling from watching these photos :) Looks like fun!


Sunny & Star said...

Great pictures. It looks like an amazing day spent in the sunshine with friends.

annajoanna said...

Lovely pictures and blog.
You look very kind.


LyddieGal said...

Wow, that line up sounds amazing. I don't like camping, and the crowds sound insane, but to see arcade fire, decemberists, and mumford and sons i would totally have done it.

Chic on the Cheap

yiqin; said...

<3 the ferris wheel at the back!

Elyse said...

Love your outfit! The earrings are the perfect touch of color!

Malory.R said...

Nice pictures! come :)

Silkybow said...

what a great post, everything looks really fun :)!
I do use photoshop to edit my photos ^_^

Paola said...

answer:thanks for your lovely comment!!!
I'm very happy you visit my blog!;D

Caroline Ergy Erg said...

That looked amazing, what fantastic photos! I really love the one with all the tie dye!

Baoto said...

Amazing photos! Looks like fun!

Marisa Violeta said...

Oh, I love music festivals! I'm going to the first one of this summer in around two weeks and I couldn't be more excited! I'm also going to see Arcade Fire and Beirut, yey :D

Oh, and I loved those photos! It looks like you had a great time (even if with all of those people).

sartorial diary said...

the pictures look like a lot of fun!
love the hats!
and, wow u got to see robyn and mumford and sons perform!*jealous*

Brenda said...

Arcade fire AND Beirut? I'm so jealous!! :) Your photos are great, (did you use film?) What an awesome festival.


Rosa Rot said...

wonderful pics <3

Chelsea Lane said...

um WINNER OF MOST GORGEOUS PERSON THERE! seriously girl, I love your chic + bohemian outfit. perfect.


Jessica Weingarten said...

Aaah I am so jealous that you got to go, the lineup was fantastic! Lovely photos :)

-Jessica of Marvelous Things

Reflect and Fancy said...

loving the pics, looks like a lot of festival fun ;)

Jenna Maree-Kipling said...

it's funny to see - your pictures could be taken anywhere in the world. Our festivals in Cape Town, South Africa look exactly the same.
lovely post x

Veronica said...

wonderful pictures!! wish I could go!!

Stephanie said...

This was my first year going! My husband and his boss did two of the pod arts so I was able to get an artist pass, which is the only way I could be convinced to go! And you know what? I was ready for more while my husband who has gone every year (he's from the town) was ready to go home!