1. The winter day the lineup is announced is basically a holiday for you.
2. In June, your road trip and hours of traffic before getting to the farm require more patience.
3. And once you get in, the fate of your weekend is completely in the hands of whoever assigns you a campsite.
4. An E-Z Up can actually save your life.
5. And tapestries are camp essentials — not (only) because they look cool, but because they keep the sun out.
6. Tevas and Chacos are the best way to keep your feet happy, and the easiest shoes to wash mud off of.
7. Shade under a tree is a crucial place to recharge.
Because you definitely can't sleep past 7 a.m. in your tent. It's way too hot.
8. Beer and heat don't mix in large volumes. Sometimes, you've just got to wait in line for cold, filtered water. But most of the time, walking up to the refill station for warm well water will do.
9. The ground, in the middle of a crowd, is weirdly an accepted place to pass out.
10. Rding the ferris wheel is totally worth it...
11. ...people have an open mind about pretty much everything...
12. ...and going topless is chill.
13. It's impossible to see everyone you planned on seeing.
14. And sometimes, you just can’t leave a show.
15. Finding out where your friends are may not be hard, but it will always make you sound ridiculous, because the stage names are silly.
16. Your phone has NO service, but that's no reason to "TWEAK OUT."
17. Because you're on a FARM and you're temporarily "FREE" from the internet, and whatever's on your phone can WAIT.
18. 3 a.m. pizza is the most essential meal of your day. Maybe barbecue, if you're feeling wild.
19. You've made friends with a high-five.
20. But think “Happy Bonnaroo” is the sweetest salutation of all.
"Bonnaroo" can also stand in for pretty much any positive word.
21. The farm is just a seriously aggro-free zone.
Leave your worries at home.
22. You save your most special outfit for Saturday night.
23. And relax on Sunday in whatever pair of boxers or bathing suit still smells OK.
24. At that point, it’s basically impossible to tell whether you’re tan or just dirty.
25. And you're comfortable with the fact that showering in the mushroom fountain is better than not showering at all.
26. The Silent Disco gets bigger and bigger every year.
27. And the food options get fancier and fancier.
In 2014 there was Hamageddon, a 4,000-pound steel pig sculpture that spat fire alongside Baconland, an area where "bacon flights" were served. Both of those were conveniently located near the Broo'ers Festival, a tent showcasing microbreweries from around the country.