After a really good night's rest, we arrived at Bonnaroo just as the festival was coming to life Friday morning. With the music not set to start until noon, we decided to see how people spend their downtime.
The first day of Bonnaroo is all about the excitement of seeing it all for the first time. The second day had a much more chill vibe. Our first stop was the makeshift Garnier Fructis salon, where the festival-goers could get a shampoo and style. We showed up just before it opened at 10 a.m., and there was a pretty long line streaming out the door. We were told that the stylists could wash about 75 heads of hair an hour.
Basically, people would take a ticket, sit in order and would be called up to a salon style washing bowl. Then, they would get a blowout.
It was pretty funny to see all these people look dusty from the neck down with a perfect blowout on top.
Then, we headed over to the yoga area. I thought maybe it would be a few people doing yoga. It was more like 500 people doing yoga. It was pretty cool to see so many people enjoying the weather and striking a yoga pose in the middle of a crowded festival.
It was a bit warmer today, but still pleasant by Bonnaroo standards. I noticed more people at the water stations and trying to find shady spots. The big talk around the festival was the impending rain in the forecast for Saturday night or Sunday morning.
Right around 11:30 a.m. people started to congregate at the stages where the music was set to begin. While Bonnaroo has become more than just the music, the music is still the main reason 80,000 people show up here. There was a lot of excitement for tonight's headline performance from Radiohead.
Well, I'm headed home to take a shower!
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