After many years of waiting the Bonnaroo Music Festival was within reach. The line of cars that snaked down the shoulder of the highway was all that stood between me and a weekend of amazing music. At the security checkpoint we were reminded that glass was prohibited while two gentlemen lightly searched our belongings. We were in.
I can vividly remember my neighbor showing me the list of artists playing Bonnaroo back in 2002. Being 14 I was a bit young to make the journey to Manchester, Tennessee. As a wave of jealousy washed over me I vowed to make the pilgrimage. Ten years later it is now my turn to make the trip and experience the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival.
The Mimi Fishman Foundation auction to benefit Rock the Earth concludes in a few days (Monday, April 23). The auction includes many Festival VIP ticket packages (Gathering of the Vibes, Bonnaroo, Wakarusa, Summer Camp, Electric Forest, Outside Lands, All Good, etc), plus a VERY special Phish print from David Welker!
There's a lot to be said for just dropping off the grid. I'm not talking 'move to a desert island' kind of grid dropping.. But the temporary, and temporal sort; where one's mind, body and spirit can take a break from the burdens of life. Genuine rejuvenation. It's the reason vacations were invented, I'm sure. But not every vacation truly is one; especially these days.