Packing for Bonnaroo isn't a last-minute job. Plan ahead and buy or borrow supplies that will keep you comfortable during four days in the Tennessee heat. Many online forums and printed papers create survival guides for Bonnaroo that feature the same-old supplies. Alabama's Huntsville Times just published a piece with a few tips for surviving music festivals, most specifically Bonnaroo and the Hang Out Fest. They had basic tips like, bring an extra tarp to cover your tent and block out the morning sun, and this site focuses more on fest style than on function.

What about things to bring to Bonnaroo that will make it easy to carry things (like money and your cell phone) and that are also stylish? Check out Wallets2Wear. These wrist bracelets store all your important things and are made for men and women. Tips like this are featured in How Do You Roo: A Survivor's Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo.

NOTE: The providers of each product featured in How Do You Roo: A Survivor's Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo did not contribute any financial or other means for their placement. Each item was recommended by past festival-goers and found independently through research. Enjoy the completely ad-free book here.
 
 
Music-lover and blogger "Sarah on the Go" has the right idea: She's hoping to hit up the Jack Daniel's Distillery on her way to Bonnaroo 2012. Just a half hour from the festival site, the distillery is one of the spots outlined in How Do You Roo, along with more places to cool off and hang out with friends after the fest. Tired of too much sun? How about underground hiking?

Road trips are expensive when you factor in fuel costs--but we need to fuel ourselves too. What's the best food to bring to Bonnaroo if you're road tripping? Peanut butter was a top choice for Rooers who were interviewed for How Do You Roo. Take advantage of the heat though - learn about baking cookies on your dashboard:
 
 
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Don't forget: If camping isn't for you, there are VIP options at Bonnaroo, but it will cost you. VIP passes cost upwards of $1,300. If you're looking for cabin to rent near Manchester with 24-hour complimentary limo service to the festival ? How Do You Roo features all the information you need.

Bonnaroo has changed over the years, adding more specialty options to make the festival more comfortable, fun and green. Other music festivals around the country are changing too. Many urban music festivals are becoming popular since music lovers don't need to be concerned about traffic, tenting or mud. Check out the Wall Street Journal's piece about the music festival trend.

 
 
Check out this University at Buffalo student's Bonnaroo festival experience. She decided to put her entire trip on a credit card!
 
 
Music lovers who fly into Nashville will be happy to hear that the airport is growing their rental car capacity. With Bonnaroo maxing out Nashville Airport's passenger levels, the international hub will soon be able to store twice as many rental cars as it was previously able to do. Perfect for anyone who wants to fly to the Roo, rent a car and explore the area's music history, distilleries and other fun road trips outlined in How Do You Roo.
 
 
Getting to Bonnaroo By Plane

Anyone who flew to Bonnaroo X will be happy to know they were part of a record-breaking event. The Nashville International Airport set a new record with 19,000 passengers flying in or out on June 13, 2011. According to a recent article, this exceeded Thanksgiving Day travel by 120%!

Flying to Bonnaroo sounds good. But what about the fun of driving to the Roo?
 
 
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You've heard of CouchSurfing and have probably seen the ride sharing section on Craigslist, but there's a handy dandy new app called goCarShare that launched just this month. The app is exclusively for travelers who need a ride to a music festival (only in the UK for now). Although Craigslist and the inforoo message boards get bloated every May with ride offers, once someone makes a US-targeted app, it may be the best thing since sliced gluten-free bread.