Behold the Code. No one wrote it. It just always was and now it is. It just kind of evolved within the Bonnaroo Community over the years, out of the real-life experiences of hundreds of thousands of Bonnaroovians. We pulled it out of the air finally put it down in writing.
BE IN HERE Your Bonnaroo is a snowflake that will soon melt. Leave the world Out There out there, and while you’re In Here, take advantage of your one shot to make the most of your experience. Savor every flavorful moment.
PLAY AS A TEAM Out There it’s an I’ve-gotmine, dog-eat-dog world of animals fighting and rats a racin’. Not In Here. Look out for those around you as well and don’t be afraid to help out which by definition makes you a hero.
DON’T BE THAT GUY / GAL Inevitably, someone is going to do something unsafe, illegal or stupid and put a dent in everyone else’s good time. Don’t let it be you. Besides, your memories are 17x more powerful if you actually remember them.
RADIATE POSITIVITY Don’t just sponge up the good times – kick them back to others. Embrace new people, art and ideas—and help others do the same.
BUILD IT Think of Bonnaroo as a giant communal art project. Now think of yourself as an artist—which you are. Come on mini Picasso— paint the wall, invent a dance, clap along, bang the drum of your creativity, and together we can all create a life-altering performance.
LEAVE NO TRACE More like create no trace. All that should be left behind are the echoes of your sweet sweet memories. Just because it’s a farm doesn’t mean you have to live in a pigsty. Keep it clean, alright?
KEEP IT ALIVE Nurture your Bonnaroo experience like a seedling and it will grow into a massive oak whose oxygen and shade will nourish your community all year long. In other words, live the Code, and ye shall be rewarded. Plus the world will thank you and such grand kudos will do wonders for your self image.