The All-Night Party
A four-day pass to Bonnaroo costs $350, and you really get your money's worth: performances start at 2 p.m. and go until 3 a.m. or later. Because I'm camping within walking distance, I have a tendency to start my day earlier than I would if I were attending a festival in my own city.
Since no one has anything to do the next day except listen to more music, the festival turns into a late-night party pretty much every night. There's just no reason to go to bed, and the festival grounds stay open all night. Better yet, it's not just the EDM acts (which are not my taste) that play late: this year, I saw Tame Impala from 1 to 3 a.m., Blood Orange at 2 a.m., and Big Grams at 1:45.