At Woodstock in 1969, Wavy Gravy famously announced, "What we have in mind is breakfast in bed for four hundred thousand!" When I first heard that quote as an impressionable teenager, I wished I'd been at Woodstock, and I figure Bonnaroo is the closest I'll come.
Though Bonnaroo's attendance is much smaller (thank God), it feels really magical to go to bed and wake up alongside 80,000 people. Though a handful of people stay in hotels or get day passes, most of the attendees camp in the land surrounding the festival. You know how it feels to go to brunch hungover with the friends you partied with the night before? It's like that, but on a larger scale. No one really wants to talk that much, but we still say good morning and smile on the way to the bathroom.