6.17.2010

The Bonnaroo Experience 2010

This is a MEGA post about Bonnaroo 2010. You won't hurt my feeling if you don't read it all, it's more for the 80-year-old Starr sitting on her front porch swing trying to remember all the wild things she did in her 20's. It's for the memories and the details I know won't remain in my head throughout the course of my life. Who knows, maybe one day my grandkids will even think I was sorta cool for going. 

The STATS.
Attendance: Just over 75,000
Performers: 178 different acts
Brutal, brutal weather: Heat index over 100 degrees all four days
Deaths: 1 -- a 29-year-old man from heatstroke; his body temperature reached 108 degrees
Show me the money: Bonnaroo contributes more than $18 million to the local economy
ATM Fee: $3 ($5 at other festivals like Mile High or Lollapalooza)
Pizza: $5
Beer: $6
Shower: $7
Drinking Water: Free
Most Frequent Performer: 8 times -- Funk band Galactic
Trash: 489 tons; 130 tons of it can be recycled.
Petty Crime: 70 pre-festival arrests (mostly pot possession and underage drinking); more than 200 arrests during the fest (drug related and disorderly conduct)  
(taken from Spin Magazine)


The OUTFITS.
Dressing for Bonnaroo is tough. On one hand you want to be as stylish as ever, doting all your latest purchases and trendy outfits throughout the weekend, but on the other hand you want your outfits to be comfortable, functional, and practical so that your not completely defeated by the sweaty mess brought on by the heat. My resolution for that conundrum was all in the shape! In my three years of attending Bonnaroo I've found if you eliminate elastic from your outfits you'll be living breezy. I packed lots of open dresses that allowed for maximum amounts of free flowing air. The heart romper was an exception (made for fashion) which ended up being okay because of the breeze allowed by the cutout in the back.



The PEOPLE.
The costumes you're likely to casually pass at Bonnaroo are insane. With so many different types of music featured (country, rap, rock, indie), you see a wide range of people sporting some of the wildest outfits you'll ever see in one place! I was too scared to actually go up and request photos since my blog is so unofficial in comparison to big fashion sites, so I settled with the photos I could get from a distance instead. In addition to all these photos, I saw a man in a sumo suit, a group of men in headdresses, several topless women with paint on their tits, and the list could go on and on and on and on. It's people-watching heaven, I tell you!


 
The CAMPING.
We thought we were so clever when we arrived at 5:30 in the morning on Thursday before the gates were 'supposed' to open at 7 but it ended up being a not-so-clever idea. When we got our sleepy faces there we were HIGHLY disappointed with where they parked us. We were planning on hiking our stuff up to a very-close-to-Centeroo-camping-only site anyway, but the place they parked us was so ridiculously far from that! As soon as we got there, we grabbed an arm (and back) full and started walking up to camp. It was so muddy that my rainboots were getting eaten by swamps, and the horse cops weren't helping the situation. They wanted us off the road and into the mud, yelling some nonsense about safety. When we got to the exit of our shit camp, their were cops on horses telling us we couldn't exit until around 8!! Needless to say, we hated the cops on horses! We were tired and grumpy and not up for their orders. It was two and half hours they were telling us we had to stand there with a load of stuff in our arms because we couldn't set anything down in the mud. Our first few hours were miserable. They ended up setting us free at 7:15, but we were so scared all the camping only sites were gone! To make sure we got a spot, my team of friends sent me on a marathon run with a tent, a shade tent, and two tarps while they brought the heavier stuff behind me. There ended up being a ton of camping only sites still available, and we pretty much had first pick of where we wanted to be. We ended up at the corner of E. 1st Street & 3rd Avenue. We weren't exactly sure how we were going to muster up the energy to make a second trip back to the car especially after a night of no sleep and a morning of no food, so we took a break for a bit before making the dreaded trip. When we got back to the car and realized we were going to need to make two more trips, I started scheming a way around it. I suggested that we take our car up to the camping only site (where no cars are), drop our stuff off in the grass, and have Jared go find another parking spot nearby. Jared was a little skeptical but tried it anyway, and IT WORKED! We saved ourselves a couple hours worth of misery in the sun, and we got all our stuff to the campsite in a timely fashion. We were lucky to have met up with our friends Paige, Micheal, Kendall, and Brian before setting up our campsite. It was nice having them as our camp neighbors!


 The FOOD.
Ahhh, the food. We usually take a ton of food with us to cook at our campsite, but then we never get around to cooking it! If your really far away from Centeroo, you don't ever want to cook. It takes so much to walk a couple miles back to camp just for a meal that you usually give in and settle for festival food. Well this year we were lucky! Our campsite was so close to Centeroo that we actually got too cook at least one if not two meals per day. We had marinated chicken and beef with peppers and potatoes, beenie weenies, eggs, bacon, sausage, and burgers! For some reason I was completely happy with cooking most of the meals, so other than the chicken and beef, I did all the cooking! When I wasn't preparing my meals back at camp I was eating a yummy slice of pizza from Spicy Pie's! Just about everyone in my group was obsessed with their pizza, and it was only $5 for a monster slice! As for the drinking, I was a sucker for the sweet iced tea at the Greek place. I drank so much sweet tea while I was there, and each cup would only take me a few minutes to devour. I skipped out on the Wonder Waffles though. I'm all about eating shitty on vacation, but the restroom conditions were far from pleasant; I was not about to take on one of those icecream waffles!


 


The FRIENDS.
The friends are just about the most important thing you could pack for Bonnaroo! Think about it, what fun would a festival be without anyone to share it with? Not everybody wants to see the same shows and sometimes you have to go off by yourself, but for the most part your with at least one person most of the time. My buddy was Cody. We spent one afternoon leaning up against a wall, listening to Beth Ditto in the shade. Anna was also around a lot, but I think she was the bravest about going to see a show by herself. She waited in line the see Conan for three and a half hours by herself! She said she made some friends while she was waiting and had a great time at the show. Nobody else in our group was up for waiting, but we were fortunate enough to hear the entire show from our camp! Jake bought those rad shades from a vendor for $5 and wore them to the soccer match; I think he had some hillbillies confused by the U.S.A. glasses and Mexico jersey. Cody and I walked by the soccer screen on our way to ride the ferris wheel, and we were both blown away by how many people were there. It was as packed as any show I'd seen! It was fun getting to camp near all our friends, and I think we made some of the best memories while were sitting around in the shade back at camp. There was Jared, Amy, Anna, Cody, Jake, Michael, Paige, Scott, Kendall, and Brian. Good times.



The NIGHT.
On our long walks back to camp last year we would constantly pass someone shining a green pointer laser on the ground, only it wasn't your average laser light. It had multiple different settings and would create the most dazzling green designs on the ground, and it always seemed to catch the attention of anyone walking near it. Cody looked for one online before we left, but the prices were a little too intense for a laser. On day 2 he found one from a vendor for half the price they were charging online! When we were resting at dusk on Friday night Cody shined the laser on the shade tent, and I took a picture. I wasn't expecting such a long exposure, but after sitting with the camera on the laser for about 30 seconds we were amazed with what we got (top photo on the right). Needless to say, we went bananas with the laser and the camera after that!

 
  

The PLACE.
Centeroo is such a creative place to spend your time while your at Bonnaroo. I saw tons of people creating masterpieces with spray paint on the walls, and my favorite was walking up on people who were playing into the art piece without even knowing it. Check out the guy getting his leg chopped off by the shark! The recycling centers were pretty impressive too. Bonnaroo was even offering two free 2011 passes to the campers that recycled the most plastic from their sites! I imagine an incentive of the caliber probably brought in a lot more plastic than usual. There are tons of different tents set up in Centeroo, and you could literally spend the whole time at those places! You could make a drum, screen print t-shirts, charge your phone, get your hair styled, or even take goofy pictures like these and post them to your facebook. It was fun sending a little hello to all my facebook friends while I was away. 


Also, I guess I forgot to mention, Cody lost his car keys!!! It was going to cost $200 to get another one made on spot, and Cody was beginning to freak a little. Just before we took this photo we casually walked by a post office in Centeroo. We got his dad to overnight a key, and within a matter of hours it was there. Cody's other key eventually showed up at the lost and found on Sunday evening, but it was a comfort having that extra key his dad sent in. But seriously, WOOHOO for Bonnaroo having a post office.


The MUSIC!!!
The reason for the festival season. Before you leave for Bonnaroo you always know exactly which shows your going to see. You may have a list of twenty something shows with some favorites overlapping, but you've got it all figured out of when you need to leave one show to get to the next. In my three years of going to Bonnaroo,  I don't think I've ever seen all the shows on my list! Most of the time you miss shows because you're hot, and sometimes you miss them because your sleepy. Often times I opted to stay in the shade at our campsite rather than battling for a drop of shade in Centeroo. That's how I missed Stevie Wonder. I'm so ashamed I have to say that, but it's true. I heard almost all of his songs from my campsite and could even see the big screens by standing on an ice chest by my tent, but I didn't actually go to see him perform; I was just too tired! The same thing happened with The XX. It was a late night show on Thursday night that I couldn't possibly stay awake for. I think the most regrettable nap I took was during The Black Keys. I heard the first couple songs then fell asleep on a blanket near the right of the stage; the sad part is I slept hard! Anna woke me up on the second to last song, and I was literally like "I missed it??? I just missed The Black Keys???".... it was awful. I tried to make it to LCD Soundsystem shortly after that, but I just ended up laying on the grass half asleep anyway.  Yet another bummer on the second night.

So other than the shows I was barely awake for, I also got to see Here We Go Magic, Neon Indian, The Gossip, She & Him, Tenacious D, The Steve Martin Band (banjo champion!), The Flaming Lips, The National, Kings Of Leon (from my campsite; they covered The Pixies 'Where Is My Mind'!!!), The Dead Weather, Jay Z, Dan Deacon, GWAR, Regina Spektor, Ween, and Phoenix.

Rather than writing about them all I thought I'd recap my three favorites: She & Him, The Dead Weather, and Dan Deacon. I think I need to warn you that the videos aren't perfect, but the most important part is that the sound is decent.


SHE & HIM
 The third spot goes to She & Him. It was the hardest I've ever fought to get into a tent, and it's one of the few times I've ever scooted closer as other people were coming out. I embraced the stinky, sweaty people all around me, held my video camera up high in the air, and did what I needed to do to record the moment. Zooey looked precious in her little white dress, but I thought she was kind of crazy for pairing it with leggings. I think she underestimated the heat on her trip from the air condition, and she kept making comments about how hot she was on stage. It wasn't long before her hair was soaking wet with sweat. M Ward was tucked out of my view by the curtain most of the time, but I was able to get a good look at him every time he had to sing in the microphone. He's a stallion, and they both sounded fantastic. I couldn't help but notice the cute little back up singers on the side too. You think Zooey dressed them?

She & Him-Bonnaroo 2010-Lingering Still from Starr Crow on Vimeo.

THE DEAD WEATHER
This band wasn't high up on my list before leaving, but man, did I come back a believer. While I expected my top guy/girl duo to have gone to Zooey D. and M. Ward, I severely underestimated the power of The Dead Weather. Alison Mosshart was a stone fox, and her sultry stage performance alone was enough to draw me in. She made me want to trade in all my girlie dresses for a head-to-toe black ensemble with some saucy animal print thrown in. I've always had incredible respect for Jack White and his skills, and I'm certain he will eventually be the biggest legend of our generation (if he's not already); I mean, who else can say they've worked with Loretta Lynn? He looked like a young Mark Bolan (aka T Rex) with his big top hat and pasty white skin, and I couldn't help but fantasize him just like I did T Rex in Born To Boogie. I particularly love this video because Conan did the introduction!     
Conan Introduces The Dead Weather-Bonnaroo 2010 from Starr Crow on Vimeo.

DAN DEACON
This was, hands downs, the best show I saw at Bonnaroo. I guess I'm a little bias on this vote since I've been a huge fan of Dan Deacon's for years now, but, wow, this man really knows how to play a show. He has the ability to make everything so interactive. If he says take five steps back, the crowd listens. If he says so mock some crazy noise coming from an instrument, the crowd listens. It's almost a spiritual experience having everyone on the same page for a small moment! This video isn't the best on the web, but it's by far the best video I got. 10 minutes of holding my arm up in the middle of all this dancing!

Dan Deacon-Bonnaroo 2010-Of The Mountains from Starr Crow on Vimeo.

There are more videos on my Vimeo account if your interested in checking them out.

 

The SOUVINER (for me).
On the first day at Bonnaroo we took a stroll down Shakedown Alley to check out all the vendors and their goods. For the first time ever I spotted a vintage vendor on the main alley!!! He had several pairs of good-looking moccasins and lots of old swimsuits, sunglasses, and dresses. I ordered a pair of round sunnies from Nasty Gal before I left, but unfortunately they didn't arrive in time (and still aren't here!!), so I settled for a pair from the vintage vendor to hold me over until I got home. While I was there I couldn't pass up this anchor swimsuit either.



The GOODBYE.
The goodbye is always bittersweet. So many immeasurable memories made in just four days. So many bands. So many laughs. So many moments. But, ugh, I need a shower! This photo was taken as I was walking towards the car to leave. Could the goodbye sky have been any sweeter?



The SOUVENIR (for you).
Did you guys think I forgot you while I was gone? Not a chance! I don't normally care about all the Bonnaroo gear, but I stopped in my tracks when I spotted this tote in the corner of my right eye. The design is so clever, and I thought it was the perfect souvenir for one of my lucky friends.  So, easy as pie, all you have to do is be a follower of my blog and leave a comment on this post (don't forget to leave your email address if you don't have a blog). International entries are cool too. I'll draw for a winner next Thursday night.

84 comments:

Catherine said...

I loved reading this post - I now want to venture off to a huge music festival!

Emma said...

great post - you've got me very very very excited about glastonbury in 6 day time yipeeeeeee! xx

The Drifter and the Gypsy said...

what a delightfully long post! this sounds like so much fun! i wanna go next year hehe :)

zooey is adorable as usual, love her outfit! all the people there are dressed so nicely (with the exception of the crazy people haha!)

Brittany said...

Wow, so completely jealous! One of my friends went & kept mentioning how cute Zooey was!

PS- I have the exact sailor swimsuit!! I absolutely adore it.

Kelly's Joie de Vivre said...

Really exciting! I work at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which was built on the Woodstock site so this festival fascinates me. That tote is fantastic, I love it!

littletwerp said...

that tote is tote(ally) adorable lols. bonaroo is so much bigger than sasquatch its insane.

Ollie Otson said...

Yup, I just read all of that. What fun! One of my really good friends went and said she totally loved it. She had an RV, though, so she wasn't roughing it as much as you were.

I love your little heart sunburn. So adorable.

Justice Pirate said...

I didn't realize that you guys would have to suffer so badly with heat stroke down there. That is hilarious that there are people to guard and show people how to recycle. I'm watching all your vimeo stuff now. I really think it is crazy how people would wear tutus and such, but that's still pretty interesting. I loved your outfits a lot. Seems like you were actually DRESSED compared to some of them!! haha. I can't believe Gwar was there!!! That would be crazy hot for them in their costumes (or were they not in them. . i'll see in your video soon). Did the rain feel good? I've never seen Conan so dressed down. I adore the farewell photo. I'm sure you would KNOW that I definitely adore that bathing suit!! I can't believe Stevie wonder was there. that is a lot of people of variety there. Anyway thanks for sharing everything and I am so glad I read it all.

Q's Daydream said...

WOW!!!! So much wonderful!
First, I love all of your outfits, so cute!
and OMG, I'm so jealous you saw She and Him, how awesome! M. Ward does look like a stud for sure ;o)

Myriam said...

YAY! I really enjoyed reading this post. It'll be great to look back on later in life.

Now I'm super stoked for Lollapalooza as soon as I get back from Spain! I won't be roughing it as much though, my friend reserved us a swanky hotel in downtown Chicago. :P

Lovely finding a vintage vendor, perhaps you can sell your own wares in the future?

m. said...

wow. love the photos and the tote!

i'm from germany and i'm a follower :)

vintagegirl said...

hello,
ooOoo it looked like so much fun!!
thanks for taking such amazing photos and sharing them with us.
i looove she & him ((zooey is too cute for words))) and i am thrilled with the fantastic shots you got of her and the rest of the festivities!!
you wore the cutest outfits!! (0:
have a love filled day.
xoxoxo

Away with the fairy's said...

Oh it look samazing! i want to go!

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Carys said...

You have amazing style, I love that hat and sunglasses!! The american flag-sunglasses are awesome too, and I love those 'long exposure photos', the light is so magical!! Looks and sounds like you had an absolutely amazing time!!
From Carys of La Ville Inconnue

Jasmine said...

i must make it out to bonnaroo one year! it sounds so fantastic and fun! i am in love with all your photos and commentary :) i love your new goodies and your heart-shaped sunburn hehe!

thanks for thinking of us! that tote is adorable!

paulinabelle said...

wow it sounds amazing!! loved reading about it- hopefully ill go to a music festival one day!!

Jenni said...

Sounds amazing! Love the heart tan! :D

Laura said...

I'm incredibly jealous that you got to go, see Zooey, and buy that swimsuit!

SillyLittleLady said...

Oh I so hope I can make it sometime in the future, it looks like you had a blast! Definitely the experience of a lifetime :)

Julie said...

I've always wanted to go to Bonnaroo! It sounds like it was especially awesome this year! And what a cool bag!

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fashionist__ahead said...

amazing post..!!!
your outfits are amazing..!!
this guy with the curly hair is so handsomee..
:)

Mariel said...

wow, thanks for taking the time to post this! :) really enjoyed reading it!

Maria Confer said...

What an experience!!! I just don't know if I'm hearty enough to deal with so much sun and dirt! But I'm sure the music made it all worth it. Plus that swimsuit along is so worth the craziness!!!

Awesome, awesome tote!! You're so sweet to think of us. Keeping my fingers crossed.

Lulu Letty

Kyra said...

I've always wanted to go to a music festival and you have NO idea how jealous I am of you seeing She & Him!!

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kate said...

I love this post. About as good as it gets for not attending. That tote is awesome!

Sara Lynn said...

I just read this whole post at work, and I have to say THANK YOU!!! This was so awesome. I hope to be able to go nest year :)

Tanglewood said...

Yes! I love this post! Best how-to guide on Bonaroo yet. I also just snagged an adorable smock dress from your Etsy store today so, I'm shootin' for a double win here.

DearBeatrice said...

wow!! I soooooo enjoyed this post! looks like you had so much fun! now I can say I've kind of been there ^.~
that tote is so cute and speaking of cute, you looked so cute in all your outfits!
xo

Robin said...

I can't tell you how much I was looking foward to hearing and seeing all the photos from Bonoroo and since my day started out not so great this really put a smile on my face. I almost felt like I was there. Next summer if I can swing it I'm going to try to go with some friends it seems really fun

Robin said...

I posted before I heard she and Him they sound soooo good live and M Ward Hot..but then I always thought he was a cutie

Catherine - The Girl In The Paper Dress said...

My goodness! I liked living vicariously through you for a moment. Bonaroo looks AMAZING! I definitely want to go next year.

HoneyBunny said...

Wow! Sounds and looks amazing!
Great post:)

Raquel said...

oh wow this giveaway is so unexpected after all these amazing pictures! :)
looks like you had a great time!

Diana, Songs and Fairy Tales said...

I'm so happy that you had an amazing time there! And I looove all your outfits, esp the first one with the blue chambray dress. It's so cute. I love the buttons on the buttom :)

And I'm following with bloglovin..

Diana
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Emily R. said...

I'm definitely heading out to the festival next year! How could I not after reading your post!

Meggstatus said...

I'm so jealous, this looks like the best time ever.

Ramona said...

Starr... I loved every minute of your LONG Bonnaroo post!

I'm getting married next week and couldn't escape all of the wedding "stuff" to make it!

I love how you rocked your style even in the heat!

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vintagewithatwist said...

Bonnaroo looks like so much fun! I love all your outfits! sooo cute. indie chic.
and again I'm sooo jealous you got to see She&Him. Zooey D. is my style crush!

and Im a follower already ;)
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Melanie said...

Talk about a massive post! I LOVE it. Your captions are so hilarious. I'd love that tote... because I could never survive Bonnaroo.

Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Michal said...
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Fabiola "Fab" said...

What fun photos! looks & sounds you had a blast!

Michal said...

I loved this post!! It did make me a tad bit green with envy though... Looks like you had a absolutely fantastic time!

- michal
michalbenik@gmail.com

Emily said...

This seemed like such a great experience. I now want to go to it some year! (:

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Chaucee said...

Looks like so much fun!

Nico said...

omg this was the best recap, ever!!! i read every little detail. the pictures are so amazing! it looks like you had soo much fun :)

Shelby said...

I just loved this post and how detailed everything was. Makes me want to attend next year!

summertime dreams said...

What a cool festival!! You did a great job of reporting all of the awesomeness :)
Thx for a chance to win a souvenir!

Melanie said...

haha, I totally read this whole entry, I've always wanted to go to this music festival! I'm glad you had such a good time!

And what a cute tote! I am a bloglovin follower, also.

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Rosie said...

I may just have to come down next year for Bonnaroo. I adore all of your outfits and have been scouring style sites convinced I am going to see you on one of them! Hope I can win this cutie tote so I can bring it along next year!!

she will have her way said...

Great post!makes me wish it wasn't winter here!

Little Garcon said...

This post was amazing, I read and loved every word! I'm all kinds of jealous and happy for you! Your recap was so well organized and fun.

But now I'm gonna stop gushing about, welcome back by the way!

Miss Claire said...

Wow, looks like you had the most amazing time!! It's winter in Australia a the moment, so there are no music festivals to be found here!! Thankyou for sharing your experience!

xxx Claire

www.jemimaandgeraldine.blogspot.com

Poppy said...

WOW what a massively long post, you obviously had a great time.

moonshinejunkyard said...

i LOVED reading all this starr, including every single one of your little captions and notes. it was fascinating and hilarious and enlightening. darin says he would never make a "special" trip out for bonnaroo but we could go if it fell into place on another big cross-country road trip. festivals are weird though, just like big concerts they sort of (and i really mean only a TINY BIT) turn me off. i like little cozy shows and getting to meet and know the musicians. unfortunately this seems to happen less and less. i remember the days i could see bonnie prince billy with like 25 other people, or the microphones, or even what is now known as "the Entrance band," we met him back when he was just En-trance and playing solo and humbly in Anacortes Washington. Or m. ward! we saw him at a small show in portland years ago and i have to say, he was NOT very nice and i've never thought much of him since. altho the guys from califone were like the raddest people EVER, and he was opening for them! I dunno, the whole festival vibe is soooo rad and amazing and fun to me whilst at the same time seeming to lose track of good vibes between artists. i like that you and your friends go with a very practical mindset on what to expect and how to approach the whole thing. don't get me wrong, i'd be there in a heartbeat! and probably wearing one of the craziest costumes, well not really since i'd be sweating my brains out. i can't even wear any type of sleeve when it's hot, although i'm not quite at the level of going semi-nude! anyway your experience was so much fun to live vicariously. camping out around great live music is a terrifically appealing concept and i hope one day it becomes a practice and activity that is completely commonplace and almost free, across our amazing land! and all of LIFE will be a big crazy hippie festival. it's my dream, it happens in my dreams.

Hippie Frou Frou said...

what.a.post!

love how you covered the experience, bonnaroo is something else!! i went in 06 && 07 and really wanted to attend this year. your outfits were perfect for the occasion and cute! love the number you found on shakedown, that's one of my fav parts of Roo, the shopping! (of course..)

jess s//

Lady Danger said...

wonderful blog and i love your photos. yes bonnaroo was something special for sure
fondly,
the improper collective

April said...

I read this whole post, so jealous the whole time. Okay, more in awe at your awesomeness and just jealous I didn't have that experience. I want friends and camping and bands! Bonnaroo is on my bucket list. Maybe one day!! Hopefully. :)
That tote is fucking amazing.
If you don't mind me asking, where in Arkansas are you from? I go to college there and am curious!

genevieve a.k.a. the bandit said...

ohhh i want to go so badc, but i'm not sure i could handle not showering unless i cut off all my hair...

Lucy, Dear Fish said...

This sums it all up so perfectly! I'm going to tell all of my friends who are bugging me for pictures to check out this post instead. You're right about the umbrella, such a good idea. I was kind of jealous of all of the people who had them!

Arielle said...

haha! I really enjoyed this post. All the festival outfits we're perfect and I think we can all agree that festival costumes are always a little ridiculous and unbelievable to see!

MarieBayArea said...

80-year old Starr, reminiscing on the porch, will really enjoy this. thanks for posting and sharing.

B said...

Starr, this was such a fun fun fun read!

I loved people watching through your eyes and I love the She and Him reference in the first picture. I smiled!

I have so many comments:
-the man in the sumo suit must have been boiling
-your chambray dress is my favorite of the bunch
-the 'and I wonder why I have an ass' comment made me laugh! I'm glad you had fun and just stuffed your face.
-boys are so lucky they can just go around shirtless all the time
-the bathrooms...ack!
-I need a Conan t-shirt! Your friend is awesome for lining up.
-stage names are brilliant
-I noticed Zooey's cute back up singers too.Her voice is so lovely.
-The vintage swimsuit is amazing and I can't believe you got us a souvineer too.

You rock, Starr!

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Luchie said...

Aww I love She & Him!! oh I really want to watch their show too :( You look so gorgeous, I heart your umbrella, beautiful :)


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Rebecca said...

Great Post, Bonaroo sounds amazing. Thanks for posting all the photos and videos. Looks like you had a fantastic time.

Clazzerati said...

Wowzers. Bonnaroo looks amazing! I can't believe you missed Stevie Wonder though, although i totally know what it's like at a festi when you jsut can't move anymore! I'm seeing Stevie Wonder next week in London, canne wait!

Loving your blog by the way, i've been following you for a while and love all your shots. Your style is wicked!

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xx

Rose said...

Starr this post was awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your adventure with us.
The heart shape on your back is deffinately an accomplishment :)

Rose

veronika, tick tock vintage. said...

this is awesome. i'm going to try super hard to make it next year.

and yes, i still want to do the giveaway! i've been so swamped with school and work that i'm STILL editing shoe pictures. hopefully this weekend it will be done.

Paige said...

That sounds like an amazing time!

I'll definitely be going next year...

I love all of your photos(You were super adorable in all of your breezy dresses), and the videos too...(The Dead Weather and She and Him are my favs...)

Glad you had a blast!

~Paige
http://littlenellvinitage.blogspot.com

Gigi said...

Looks like it was a blast! That tote is awesome! Would love to get it ;)

Mamushka Marie said...

amazing! almost felt like i was there with you!
<3
mamushka marie

blythe said...

what a cool tote!

Midwest Mayhem said...

Sounds like this was a whole bunch of fun! You look so lovely in all of of your different outfits!

tumble said...

Liked this post! thanks for putting up the pictures and documenting everything; I've always wanted to know what bonnaroo was really like.

and kudos for staying fashionable in the heat :)

The Daily Fashionista said...

This looks like the most fun ever!! I am really hoping I'll go next year!! You've convinced me it pretty fantastic. I love your whole post, read every word, and it just gets me so excited for next year:) All except the horse cops. They can stay home.

kathy said...

This has made me even more excited about glastonbury next week! I love your photos and your festival outfits are amazing, i may just be wearing wellies and waterproofs as the UK summer is turning out to be just as rubbish as last year! xxx

Stullernator said...

This is the best, most detailed review of anything... ever. I think I'll trust you to tell me how EVERYTHING is all the time. And the bag is amazing. Photos and their captions are incredible! I'll have to take some notes for when I'm at Waka next year. Anchor swimsuit is such a great find! My favorite picture is the one of everyone gathered in the shade of the tree. Everything about this blog is amazing... along with all the rest of your posts. <3

Manja said...

This is an awesome review and post! I would LOVE to go to Bonnaroo some day!
I am a follower on bloglovin :)

Melissa said...

Wow, this was such a delightful post to read! Looks like Bonnarroo was as amazing as I assumed it would be!

Camilla said...

i watched a short film about Bonarroo today! i want to go :) xx

Dixi [Vintage & Modern Ladies Clothing] said...

Just sat and read it all! Jealous! Loved this post Starr, xx

Amber said...

Awesome tote, and sounds like you had an awesome time!! I want, no I need to go to Bonnaroo (hopefully next year) Enjoyed your recap :)

Dollface said...

You're so lucky! I was wishing so badly I could go but I'm waaay too far away. I'm so glad you had a good time!
michelle.lamy@yahoo.com

mae_rae said...

Oh sounds like an amazing time! Have to say a lil jealous (make that a lot jealous!) I have been trying to go for the last three years but something keeps coming up. Next year for sure! Super cute bag.

xo
Megan

mae_rae26@yahoo.com

julialuckett said...

Wow, what a great post! I'm friends with Julia Nunes who played there as well. Looks like you had a great time!

Julia