Hello friends – We’re back from the land of Manchester, Tennessee, where we braved the sun and dust at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. It was quite an experience, but we finally recovered. This was our third music festival to date, and probably also the best.
After a 12-hour drive from Washington, DC, two of us met up with some of our super dedicated volunteers and set up the Global Zero tent in the middle of the festival grounds. We decked it out with Global Zero swag and Christmas lights and aimed to have the best looking tent on the lot. Check out the end product:
Part of the Bonnaroo experience includes camping out on the farm with the other vendors. Showers were scarce and peanut butter crackers were at an all time high, but hanging out with the other non-profit folks was wonderful. We fell in love the people we met there and were impressed with how far many of them traveled to attend. One of the more touching stories we heard was from a girl whose uncle who died at the age of 30 from the effects of nuclear weapons testing. She told us that many people live in areas that are unsafe and they don’t even realize it. She is a huge supporter of Global Zero as a result.
Overall, we found overwhelming support from the concertgoers and were encouraged by the enthusiasm we encountered. Though we were exhausted, and craving a long shower, we had an incredible time and we can’t wait to go back next year.