Since 2007, Inforoo members, friends & family, and others have gathered on Friday morning to meet, eat, drink, and be merry. It’s a great way to start the first full day of Bonnaroo and put a face to avatars and screen names, visit with friends old and new.
When is Brunch?
Parade – 9:30 | Brunch – 10:00
The Pre-Brunch Parade goers gather at 9:30 AM at Matt’s Tree, located in Access Camping directly across from the Clock Tower. At 9:45-ish, after a moment of remembrance, those gathered Parade loudly from Matt’s Tree, past the Arch, to Tent Only and Brunch, which starts around 10:00 AM.
Matt Sloan was a beloved member of this community. At the time of Matt’s death in June 2010, he was working to rebuild homes in New Orleans that had been destroyed by Hurricane Katrina. Matt believed that making New Orleans whole again would require not only renovation of damaged homes, but restoration of the total environment. It was his vision to establish a nonprofit dedicated to replanting trees and native landscaping that would positively impact the well-being of every returning resident. Read more at mattstrees.org/
Where is Brunch? How do I find it?
Brunch is at Camp Inforoo in Tent Only. The exact location of Camp isn’t known until people get in and set up. It is normally inside the perimeter of the Tent Only section to discourage theft by passersby.
1. Look for the Inforoo Flag. Don’t give up! Tent Only is not that big.
2. Meet others at Matt’s Tree and join the Parade
3. Wait for the Parade to pass by the Arch around 9:45 – 10:00
4. Yell “Corncat” and listen for “Nom nom nom” in response.
5. Trade phone numbers with other Inforoo members. We WILL send out a search party!
What should I bring?
That depends on how motivated you are, how far you have to travel, and your camping arrangements. Extra tables, shade, coolers, ice, and water are always needed.
Bring anything tasty to eat or drink; plates, cups, sporks. Some people make things ahead. Some people bring a culinary specialty or something from their part of the county (hushpuppies, muffalettas, sausage gravy, ham rolls). Those in RVs who have access to ovens & microwaves have better options. Bunny brings Mimosas. I bring birthday cake.
A generous donation to Matt’s Trees is always welcomed in lieu of the above.
If you are a day parker or in VIP and feel like a field trip, coffee would be so awesome! Starbucks has coffee to go, not sure if there is a Dunkin Donuts nearby, or a local coffee shop that offers something similar.
I don’t know anyone. I will feel weird/out of place/like I don’t belong.
When Bunny first organized the first Brunch, she had not met one single Inforoo member, ever. She felt weird/out of place/like she didn't belong rather often. But never at Brunch! So many of us have met so many wonderful people and made some true friends for life - because she was brave enough to start this thing that has become a tradition. If she can do it? You can do it. Trust Bunny. And trust me. Coming to brunch will change you & make your Bonnaroo experience 100x better.
ps: BELGIANS. MUST. BRING. CHOCOLATE. It's a rule....
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I now have two spare tables & two spare coolers just for brunch. I promise, I will be more prepared this year.
Whereas my long drive doesn't allow me to bring stuff like that, you can definitely enlist me in day of duties or any kind of preprep/preplanning. Obviously, I'll be providing food/booze to brunch, but that's TBD right now!
And we need MOAR food because last year was really lacking in the food department. No one should drink on an empty stomach!
THIS! Even if you are only able to bring powdered donuts, grapes, whatever easy, do it. Please.
Fun story from last year's brunch. My dear, sweet, slightly anti-social husband, who has made one post on here ever, got so incredibly wasted (he didn't eat anything) that after watching him attempt to flirt while trying to pass out fans for street team, I marched him to our tent & made him take a nap. For realz.