The Bonnaroo Code
Everyone who attends the festival is expected to follow the Bonnaroovian Code, which evolved within the Bonnaroo community over the past 15 years. The Code offers six simple rules to make everyone's experience as pleasant as possible, including:
- Consider the community and keep an eye on your friends. If you see someone who can use a hand, offer it. You will make his or her day, and provide an example that will multiply across The Farm.
- Radiate positivity. The Farm is an aggro-free zone. Leave your worries at home. For a few days this summer celebrate the best things in life. Smiles, high fives, and random acts of kindness . . . Happiness is the goal.
What's remarkable is that the code really works. Sure, as with any situation involving lots of people and alcohol, you will encounter a few bad apples, but for the most part, everyone is happy and helpful. When a thunderstorm this year required tens of thousands of people to evacuate and take shelter in our cars, everyone shuffled out jovially and even cheered when one particularly drunk gentleman finally located his campsite.