Friday, June 27, 2008

Bonnaroo Atmosphere

If you are easily offended, please turn away now. There are some horrific images in this post! (PS - plus a little nudity!! But it's not pretty - trust me!!)
And excuse the terrible formatting - I can't figure out what went wrong!!


A couple of weeks ago, I attended Bonnaroo, a 4-day music festival held in Manchester, Tennessee.

(Or maybe I mentioned that before!)




Today, I thought I would try to give you a look at some of the atmosphere so you could get a true feel for the event. The pic to the left above is while we were waiting to get in. We had a wait of about 3 hours.






The art installations are always fun - the bobble heads are my favorite! I can't imagine being inside the yarn web on a trip gone horribly wrong!!

This year they even had a post office.







All kinds of camping regalia was present - this one was one of the most unusual that I saw!! These campers always seemed to be having a REALLY good time.

This was the only police presence. Boy, are those some BIG horses! It was pretty much anything goes. Only cursory searches given to vehicles - mainly looking for weapons or massive quantities of drugs. If they found your stash (unless it was a huge quantity), they just took it away and sent you on your way. I must look like I'm pretty trustworthy - I could've hauled any amount of anything into that place!


There was always something fun going on.






Like pyramid building...








Or a parade. And who doesn't love a parade, especially one with hotdog man!?!?
Sunsets are always beautiful!











This is a picture of my Bonna-pals - my niece, College Girl, and her boyfriend. Don't you just love College Girl's fashion statement! It rained Saturday morning so she was trying to get warm and keep her feet dry. I will admit that I was wearing my pink rain boots, too!


This is me with College Girl. There will be no funny comments on my hat. Yes, I know how stupid I look. But it does a really good job of shading my face. I had to flip up the front to see the shows once I was settled in. "Why didn't you just take it off?", you ask. Believe me, the stupid-looking flipped-up brim looked better than my hair. Trust me! And I really like that hat - there's no accounting for taste, huh?




There were people of all ages at the festival. From old farts...










To Bonna-babies.












There were all kinds of fashion statements.

Everything from Watermelon Man...















To Whoopee Cushion Man..














To Jesus...















To whatever this is...















To this cute purple couple - they had little white balls sewn all over their outfits...













TO NOTHING AT ALL!!!









You can't really see it in this picture but the guy has an elephant head painted on his pelvis - using his pee-pee as the trunk. I had several reports that it was a REALLY small trunk - maybe it was just nerves or maybe it was cold... Thank God - I did not personally see this pair!!












Men in skirts were almost as commonplace as dreadlocks.


I really can't figure out what was up with these guys. There were like 4 or 5 in this same outfit. Easy to spot your friends in a crowd, I guess!
There were also many hats and hairstyles.















My favorite was Pumpkin Head. I saw him last year too!











There were a lot of very painful looking sunburns, too!












I can't wait til next year!!

8 comments:

curlywurlygurly said...

hmmm...maybe we'll just breeze through TN without stopping on our road trip next week. some of those characters looked a bit strange. lol. :)

gaining some lb's said...

OMG that look like so much freakin fun!
You took some great photos....loved some of the outfits!

peace
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Manager Mom said...

Wow... I have GOT to get to Bonnaroo.. Those pasties were pretty funny. I'm so flat chested I could probably walk around topless and people would just think I'm a dude.

Philly said...

You didnt mention food. How was the food at this grand festival?

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Lori said...

Hmmm - I not really qualified to answer about the food. I try to avoid portajohns at all costs. So I ate cheese pizza for 4 days.

(And one battered-coated deep-fried then powdered-sugar-coated Snickers which was quite possibly the best thing I have ever put in my mouth!!)

But there were booths for everything from corndogs to seafood!

Big Hair Envy said...

It's official. Everyone else is having more fun than I am.

I'm getting on line now to order some of those pink rain boots :)

The Pastoral Princess said...

Damn!! That looks like my kind of party!!! I may have to look into that next year, it would be less than a days drive!

Lori said...

CWG - Oddly enough, most of those strange people were from Jersey...

#2 - Freakin fun is right!

MM - Yes, go and by all means, go topless. We would love to hear about the experience on your blog!!

Big Hair - Tractor Supply, if you have those, is where we got our cute little pink boots.

PP - Come on down! I'll see you there!