PLEASE READ ALL OF THIS BEFORE PARTICIPATING IN THE MAP
So here is my idea, Lets make a map online and we can put pins in it (much like the inforoomap2012) only this time the pins will be placed where you camped on the farm and color coded per which toll booth you went through (ie. your pin would be red if you came in through the east Bushy branch road toll booth or perhaps YELLOW if you got on the farm from the freeway exit) and then you tag the pin with the time you got in line.
Only mark a pin for your spot at BONNAROO-2011, This is so we only have data from one year and this way it will be more accurate.
If you came in through the HIGHWAY ENTRANCE TOLLBOOTH make your marker YELLOW If you came in through the WEST BUSHY BRANCH ROAD GATE make your marker BLUE If You came in through the EAST BUSHY BRANCH ROAD TOLLBOOTH make your marker RED
PLEASE ONLY MARK YOUR CAMPSPOT FOR LAST YEARS FESTIVAL "BONNAROO-2011"
And again, lets tag our markers with text stating the rough time that you got in line originally.
Before you put a marker on the map, switch to the SATELLITE VIEW and zoom in as close as you can to make your marker more accurate. The ADD MARKER button is underneath the SATELLITE button, Type in what time you arrived in line and then press (Choose spot on map) and click okay then click where your campsite was, AGAIN DO NOT FORGET TO COLOR COORDINATE YOUR PIN WITH THE GATE YOU ENTERED THROUGH
Post by itrainmonkeys on May 22, 2012 12:49:09 GMT -5
It's totally random and fluid. Not the same plan or anything. There's no real way to track it because it's always changing depending on things that happen. They just direct where they can but i'm sure someone who's worked as the car parkers can give a more detailed explanation.
If you're just curious and looking to track for this year that could work. If you're doing this so you can make a plan for the best time to arrive for the future it may not work.
wow, great minds think alike. i was literally thinking about this the other day. although without exact GPS coordinates of your campsite, the map will be a bit inaccurate. like you would know you are in camp james bond, but wouldnt know what part started filling first (if that explaination made sense). still though, it would be a really nifty lil map to make and get some insight on how everything is being filled. shouldn't be too hard to make, im just too lazy to do it :-P
The traffic route plans change every year based on the amount of tickets sold, current/projected length of lines from each entrance, and which areas get filled up first as traffic comes in... The only thing consistent, BFE has to be filled up before VIP is allowed in.
This info comes from a friend that has been on the traffic staff for every bonnaroo.
I wish I could play, but I have absolutely no idea where pod 10 would be on that map.
You can play! Look at the map and zoom in on the farm, Click the Satellite button in the top right and it will make it alot easier for you to determine what is what. Pod 10 is just to the RIGHT of the pond/mini-lake thats just north of New Bushy Branch Road.
Post by venturahighway126 on May 23, 2012 0:14:54 GMT -5
That map is interesting, at least right now (small sample size, I know) it seems like coming in through the east gate puts you the furthest away. You can bet we'll be listening in (the boy is a ham radio nut) to see from where they're directing people and to which gate at what times.
I think this map is already speaking for itself, I am more than pleased with how revealing the data we have so-far has been. Im just shocked that there isnt more pins in the map, since where you camped in regards to when you got there is such a hot topic.
We need more YELLOW pins from people who came in the HIGHWAY TOLLBOOTH!!!
I came in where there is the Manchester, TN sign donated by bonnaroo. I think its west?
Whoever was by Shedd Rd. I feel bad for you. Hope you get a better spot this year.
We were by Shedd Rd but I didn't think it was that bad although we don't have anything to compare it to since it was our first Roo last year. It was a hike but we just paid the $$ for the taxi's back and forth but I liked that it was quieter out there and the dust never reached us. It was also nice having that road right there because the locals would come sell us ice cheaper than the ice trucks. They also had some showers set up you could go use for $5 until the Roo people on horseback caught on and closed up the fence.
I wouldn't mind staying there again so we are going to go through the same gate because we didn't have much of a wait. I'd rather get in quick and be camped further away then sit in line for 6+ hours and get a closer spot.