I've been fortunate enough to have finally acquired a press pass to bonnaroo this year.. I've been going for the last three years and have always snuck my DSLR in and now finally I won't need to do that..
So I was just wondering if there were any past threads about the logistics of the pit or any advice that may come in handy for a first time roo shooter.
Post by malcolmnorton010 on Jun 1, 2011 16:08:52 GMT -5
First time for me too. I know theres a different entance. I got a email saying for my media/Radio press pass i have to check in at the manchester/coffee county conference center. Any more info would really help, Thanks guys. Bonarooooo!!!!!!!
bonnaroo.proboards.com/index.cgi?board=general&action=display&thread=24421 press thread. a press/media pass will not get you in the photo pit unless you specifically have a photo pass, also you will be waiting in line to get in like every one else, there is no special press entrance into the festival (i.e. the part in the approval email, "Parking provided in general campground area."), unless these things have changed since 2009. this will be my second year covering and I could not be more excited
My friend got a press pass from his job last year to do a documentary and is getting the same thing again this year. It sounds like a blast getting to interview all the artists and hanging out in a special press section with them. I already told my friend that this year he will be sneaking in my DSLR so I dont have to worry. I thought the only thing that sucked was getting the passes at a specific time on Thursday since our group goes really early like 5AM and the place doesnt open till like 8 or 9. It caused a few problems but we worked it out for this year.
honestly the only artists I saw back there in 09' were flava flav, chuck d, and greg gillis... but I was naive then lol. also the whole interviewing thing isnt as great as youd think, you think making your schedule is hard now? try working in interviews on the artists schedules, and often they are just as anxious to end the interview and go check out bands as you are, so they often produce lots of short frustrating answers. there are many many many good things about being press, but those good things often take time away from seeing bands, which is why you should be there in the first part if your a true fan of the festival, saw soooo many press people spending the majority of the fest just watching the live feed, I promised myself that I would not be one of those that make it a job and not truly experience the fest