Post by thedudeabides on Sept 28, 2008 9:20:13 GMT -5
(Mods move this if it doesn't fit, but i thought it would go better here then logistics)
So this year will make my fourth bonnaroo year, and every year they move tent's only. They shrink it every year to make room for more VIP. This year was better then 07, but the big question on my mind is are they going to shrink Tent's only again? Word around the camp is that they are planning on elementating it toltaly next year. Will this affect anyone's plan to go to roo or just ants at a picnic?
I can't imagine they would totally eliminate tent only, simply to accommodate those who aren't driving in.
As for my preference, I've only been to one 'roo, but I wouldn't do anything but tent only (as long as the option exists). I like having a bit more space to set up and getting your car out of the GA camping seemed like hell.
Post by belltwala1 on Sept 28, 2008 17:27:51 GMT -5
i hope they dont make tent only smaller each year. that seems....unrooish. actually one could have a car out in bfe and a tent in tent only right? i thought about that the last time i was in BFE....just a cooler and a shade tent up there would have been heaven to get a little rest.
Post by bluntobject on Sept 29, 2008 14:21:30 GMT -5
I feel like this is a question that will get laughed at for being newbish, but what time does one usually have to arrive to secure a tent-only spot? This past summer my friends and I were interested in camping there, but it was full up by the time we got onto the farm (we got in around 2-3pm on thursday). The spot we landed in ended up being great (tons of space, maybe 10-15 minutes away from centeroo), but I'd still like to know for future reference.
One thing I'd also like to mention that was kind of funny, as we pulled in to our eventual camp site we asked one of the people directing traffic within the farm where tent-only was this year. Their response: "Umm...this is tent only." I kind of laughed at them and then explained what tent-only actually meant (and obviously they still didn't know where it was after I had explained it). I guess they figured tent-only meant no RVs or something.
my brother and a couple of his buddies went at like noon while we got supplies and got us a spot that was a 2 minute walk from the entrance.
There was still tons of space around us all weekend. People could have set up maybe 4 or 5 tents close to ours on Saturday, still. I was a little shocked. It did slowly start to fill up Saturday and Sunday. I imagine some people that had cars saw the space and decided to move closer. It was a great spot. We didn't have to carry nearly as much stuff with us because we could just go back to the tent real quick and grab what we needed
I wish tent only was bigger, only because with 80,000 people there, all those extra cars take up alot of space, although i would still park next to my car just to lock things up, having a tent only space big enough for like 1/5 of the crowd would shorten the walk greatly...
We did tent only this year and wouldn't have it any other way. We arrived at the Farm around 9am and trekked to tent-only to find it deserted! To the point that I wasn't even sure we were in tent-only, I thought we were in some sort of special restricted area. There was plenty of space until about mid-morning Friday. But, my Roobuddy and I took up a lot room for two people.... if we had condensed, then there would have been room for another tent or two around us.
We were parked in BFE, so hauling out stuff to tent-only was an effort (but less of one thanks to the Roo taxis) but COMPLETELY worth it! We had a ton of space and we were super close to Centeroo. I would be crushed if the space was smaller next year Guess we would just get there earlier!
Post by wonderhamster on Nov 12, 2008 20:49:20 GMT -5
^^^^ re: hauling gear to TO... I found it very convenient to have...ahem...*borrowed* one of those big orange carts from Home Depot. It fit perfectly in the back of the honda element we drove to the festival, and made things very easy to move from our parking space to TO.
Post by pondo ROCKS on Nov 25, 2008 15:47:24 GMT -5
No tents only for me after getting stuff stolen.
Now my car is right by my tent (prob. taking a RV next year anyways) so I can lock up stuff. After getting two sets of clothes, an electric razor, my passport, toothbrush/toothpaste and a Bonnaroo poster swiped, that eliminated the concept of tent only for me. It really sucks because I liked tent only! Hell, i did not get stuff stolen from my tent at Woodstock 99 but did at Bonnaroo...kinds crazy!
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Post by mattrockstonic on Nov 25, 2008 22:38:52 GMT -5
Luxury and convenience don't seem to fit the Bonnaroo aesthetic to me to a degree, but i can understand people's concern over lost belongings or what have you. For the time being I'll be sticking to tent's only. The experience is uncomparable. The sense of community is more present i would assume seeing as i have never VIP'd this might be the wrong assumption. The people you meet in the campsites are relentlessly entertaining. It is the second half of the Bonnaroo experience next to the music. As I walked past RV's and VIP's they seemed more subdued. Maybe they were older or more established. Maybe they were tired of having shit stolen or couldn't stand an all night party atmosphere to a degree. Either ways I go rough and rugged. Tiger Style all the way.
Camping only is a must for me at Roo this (or any) year. There are many of us coming from all over the US by bus, train, and bike. Camping only is close to the entrance, gets away from the cars, and also allows for great neighbor interactions. Get away from the cars and RV's for a weekend and have a good time camping during your stay.
Post by pavonismons on Nov 29, 2008 20:09:58 GMT -5
I have done tent only for the last couple years and have not had a problem. I always use a small master lock to lock the zippers of my tent together. I know any small pocket knife can cut through my tent, but at least it would be a little more obvious. I am curious to know if anyone has ever had an issue of stuff being stolen with your tent locked up. Maybe its just a false sense of security, but it cant hurt right?
Post by crazykittensmile on Nov 30, 2008 15:10:26 GMT -5
another anti theft tip - use a big cooler without wheels, they seem to stay planted at your campsite (although perhaps minus a few beers) better than their wheeled counterparts, who have a tendency to wander off on their own...mysteriously