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Tales of a Bonnaroo Virgin

Hello friends,

So my second day of Bonnaroo was significantly better than the first.

For starters, the weather could not have been better, overcast and in the 70’s all day. I got plenty of sleep and was ready to see some amazing acts.

Around 11 a.m. Katelyn, our Multimedia editor, and I went to the media orientation. Not going to lie, it felt pretty cool to have access to the press tent. Free food, water and air conditioning!

We walked back to camp and got ready to head in to Centeroo for the day. We walked through the arch for the first time and it made my day. Everyone was up for a high five and a smile. It was like high fiving hundreds of your closest friends.

First band we saw was Dr. Dog, who was great. After we grabbed some DELICIOUS food we settled in at the Which Stage to see The Head and The Heart.That show was so full of happiness and talent that I couldn’t help but dance and smile after. They are an incredibly talented group.

At around 7:45 we headed to the What Stage to see Vampire Weekend. While we started kind of in the back, Katelyn and I fought our way up, through some mud pits, and actually ended up getting pretty good spots for their set. They played all songs I loved and I could not have been happier with their performance.

We bounced back to the Which Stage to see Phoenix directly after Vampire Weekend. Only problem was as soon as I sat down I felt a sharp pain in my side, so I spent the rest of the Phoenix show laying down. I could hear them but didn’t get to see their apparently amazing light show.

I hobbled back to the tent, put some ice on my new found injury and called it a night. Got plenty of sleep though, feeling much better and ready to take on day three!

Today I have a media conference with Cage the Elephant (So excited!) at 4 p.m. followed by hours of acts.

Bonnaroo, you have my heart.

– Megan

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