ALT AZ Takes Bonnaroo!

ALT AZ Takes Bonnaroo

Two lucky ALT AZ members had the opportunity to travel across the country to Manchester, Tennessee, for Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival. What did they experience…. well let’s just say it was unforgettable and in order for you to truly understand the planet that they call Bonnaroo, then you will have to make the journey for yourself. For the time being, allow me to give you a sneak peek at what they lived. Relive their experiences through the video and photos below:

On a 700-acre farm, over 60,000 people gather to celebrate music, art, peace, love, and to radiate positivity. Tall grass and massive trees cover the festival, which consists of 5 main stages and other various installations, such as the magic mushroom fountain:

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Or the graffiti wall that aligns each entrance:

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The campsite can be anywhere from a 5-minute walk to a near 2-mile trek, but the longer the walk means more sightseeing of the beautiful Bonnaroovians’ and their funky culture. Inside the festival, cheerful folks fly their creative totem poles. Sing, dance, and frolic from stage to stage while high-fiving fellow attendees. It would be hard to find a more positive atmosphere anywhere on earth than the one at Bonnaroo. Hot? Dehydrated? Lost? The stranger next to you will gladly give you some water, share their hat, and invite you to hang with their crew. This is just the environment that has been created in the 16 years of Bonnaroo and as soon as you step into the festival you know it is all about positive vibes. You leave feeling a part of a new community with some brand new friends, and a countdown on your phone until the next year.

Feeling jolly? How about the Christmas Club Barn:

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Backstage at Radio Roo, ALT AZ connected with a handful of other radio stations from around the country. Other stations were conducting artist interviews and sharing on social media. Showtime Dave shared his experiences, “It was such a blessing to be a part of something so unique. We shared what it’s like being the only alternative station in Arizona and bonded with other stations about the similarities of radio across the States.”

 

The ALT AZ crew invited friends from nearly 10 states reaching as far as Oregon and everyone gathered in this special farm! All of these people, over 25 total, came to the consensus that Bonnaroo is as unique as festivals come and it may as well be the 8th natural wonder of the world.

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Some things I overheard about the festival amongst the ALT AZ crew and from the Bonnaroo rookies:

“I would love to go again next year”

“Thank you so much for setting this up. It has been an incredible experience”

“Completely different world. A wonderful world, beautiful world”

“Incomparable. Bonnaroo is on a completely different level from Coachella”

“Talked me into experiencing the greatest weekend of my life”

“If Casey didn’t bring us to Bonnaroo, I wouldn’t be feeling so f***ing sad right now”  (This is what we call the BonnaBlues, it usually lasts for weeks after the festival.)

ALT AZ Artists Witnessed: 

-Cold War Kids

-COIN

-Cage The Elephant

-Glass Animals

-Portugal. The Man

-The XX

-Tegan & Sara

-Milky Chance

-Kaleo

-The Head and The Heart

-Strumbellas

-Lorde

-Red Hot Chili Peppers

-U2

Potential Discover & Download Artists:

-Rainbow Kitten Surprise

-Twiddle

-Lucy Dacus

-Stick Figure

-The Front Bottoms

-Ten Fe

-Hippo Campus

-Wilderado

-The Orwells

-Albin Lee Meldau

-Alan Rayman

-Kevin Morby

 

Written by: CaseyRoo

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