Um, is this a good idea?
The Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival is happening over Labor Day weekend, September 2nd-5th. The capacity for the Bonnaroo Farm is 90,000 people.
There is absolutely no information on the Festival website about COVID, the Delta variant, or masks. Nothing.
There seems to be no restriction whatsoever. Just come as you are. Maybe leave on a respirator. Who knows?
The festival takes place located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee, a state not known for its smarts, frankly. Hidden in the middle of the Bonnaroo website is this vague wording: “Bonnaroo organizers as always will be in regular communication with local health and public safety officials and will continue to abide by relevant recommendations.”
And get this: tickets are sold out. The only tickets available are through re-sellers. People are dying to go. Headliners for the festival– who will be kept apart from the madding crowd — include Foo Fighters, Lizzo, Tame Impala, Lana del Rey, and Tyler the Creator.
But what the attendees don’t understand is, those artists are in, and out. They’re not hanging around for the weekend, or beyond their time on stage. My guess is Dave Grohl will sleep in his own bed after the show.
Feel like going to Tennessee? Below is the chart for current COVID numbers. It comes from the state’s website. Good luck!