family could have been great. not that it was bad though. I guess most of the bonnastaff didn't get informed about family camping and a LOt of families didn't get into it because at the gate they didn't know anything and said jjust keep moving and ask the traffic people further down the line and then a lot of families ran in to this one crabby women who wouldn't let them go on the road to family camping because she was convinced they needed a special ticket (most of the people didn't know anything so the family cars weren't getting marked). We just got lucky and found they family camping on the map and basically told people "we're supposed to go this way" and they were just like "uhh, ok" and luckily we didn't run into that women with a bonnatude. Since most families didn't get to go to family camping it was mostly emptie and by friday the just started to let regular people camp there which sucked a little (not that regular people are bad or anything ). some families there where right on the road and got really dusty but they could have just moved in, there was plenty of room. The kids tent at the camping area was a great idea except we never went to it once because it was not open in the mornings when we were at camp. the kids tent in centeroo was also great idea and our son loved, really love the sponge bob bounce thing (except on sunday when the guy "manning" it kicked all the kids out so a bunch of his buddy adults could play in it) but the centeroo kids stuff was also not open till the afternoon when our kids had already been up for six hours and were tired and we were ready to find a tree for them eat and nap under while we listened to the afternoon bands. So in terms of helping us have something for the kids to do when there wasn't other stuff to do, like all morning, family camp and kids jam wasn't a lot of help but it was a life saver to bring our son over to the moon bounce or kids tent in the afternoon when he started getting bored. Family camping was the perfect distance from centeroo, not too far but far enough not to be too loud late night but close enough for us to sit by the tent and listen to some music after the kids were settled. anyway, that's my two cents, i gotta go make a car track out of books for rowan.
Post by oleander124 on Jun 28, 2007 4:29:45 GMT -5
There was a huge space for family camping that wasn't used! I walked by it everyday and felt bad for the kids sleeping right beside the fence. There was tons of dust coming off the road right into their little faces. I was really shocked by the space left over as well.
Sorry to hear most staffers weren't informed of where to send you. Hopefully next year will be different and they will know more about it. Suppose that's what happens when it's a first (it was a first this year, wasn't it).
I agree that finding family camp required you to know alot more about the bonnaroo set up than the workers but other than that it was AWESOME. They did let RV's in, and once we found camp and asked the parking attendants if this was the right place, they jumped up to help. haha:
US: (to a parking guy in orange sitting under an ice truck) Hey man, do you know where family camp is? DUDE: um, huh? what? US: Family Camp, do you know where it is? DUDE: Family Camp? OHHH YEAH IT's right behind me!! here let me help... US: Okay, let me run up and chase down our other party in the RV....
We actually parked right next to the road (inside the fence) and didn't think it was any more dusty than anywhere else. We used the fence to set up tarps and had the whole field to play and run.
We meet several other families and all were very cool.
Very close to centeroo, almost too close as it was pretty loud at night still but after 12 hours dancin in the sun the kids slept right throught it.