I just got back from Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, TN. Let me start off by saying it was incredible. I went with some friends and had an incredible time. If you ever get the chance to go, GO!!!
There is an assortment of differnet things to do there. Obviously live music is the main pull, but there are vendors who sell everything from clothes to coffee to collector's memorabilia.
Tickets can be purchased on Bonnaroo's official website, bonnaroo.com, but I bought mine from a scalper and saved close to $80. The line-up is awesome every year and never lets anyone down. Bands of every kind were there including Phish, MGMT, Bruce Springsteen, Moe, David Byrne (from Talking Heads), Public Enemy and Snoop Dogg. Oh yeah, the Beastie Boys were there who brought Nas out and it was a great show. They also have a comedy tent where top acts perform. Some of this year's headliners were Jimmy Fallon, Michael Ian Black and Aziz Ansari.
One of the highlights of the trip, besides all of the great music, was a group of people who dressed up in crazy costumes and made a parade through the festival. These people weren't part of the festival, but had everything a carnival would including stilts and a bicycle riding fish.
All in all, it was a great time and highly encourage anyone who is on the fence about going to take a deep breath and jump off the mythical cliff in to Bonnaroo 2010.