I talked to a few parents w/ their kids there last year and they seemed to be having more than fun than I was. I guess watching your kids have a blast is part of the reason they are there. Mad respect for responsible parents who can take their kids to something like 'roo and be at their side the whole time.....don't think I have quite that level of responsibity about me yet.
We were behind a couple at Radiohead last year who had a couple of kids with them. We were both really impressed at how attentive the parents were to the kids and what a good time all of them seemed to be having.
Post by strumntheguitar on Jun 12, 2007 18:33:48 GMT -5
I'm already sure that I'm gonna lose something at Roo. It's just bound to happen. I couldn't imagine being responsible for a kid (or multiple ones, even) at Roo. Mad props to any family I see there handling the chore like it's a walk in the park, while having fun no less.
This leads me to think... I wonder what Roo is like in the eyes of a youngin. I can't fathom being at something so huge and not even understand half of what's going on... but I'd love the fountain I bet
Okay, had to bump this old post to put in a pic of my amazingly happy kid at Echo last Oct. It was the first time I brought my kids to a fest, ages 12 and 6. To see this through my 6 yo son's eyes was amazing. Everything was just SO much larger than life to him, he had the time of his life and loved every minute of it, especially at the Flaming Lips.
Do you see the wonder and amazement in his eyes as Wayne comes rolling at him in a giant ball while red balloons and confetti are flying everywhere?
I recently went through some old photos and found one of my daughter at around that age, in a little tye dye dress, sitting in the middle of a drum circle with a wooden drum at a small music festival. When she was a toddler she saw DMB, Phish, Steve Miller, Ziggy Marley, and soo many other bands. I also have pics of her at age 8 at Phish Big Cypress and she had soooo much fun. She is now 16 and still talks about that.
I am very happy that I exposed her to these kind of festivals at a young age, and she has turned into a huge lover of all kinds of music and can already appreciate what a wonderful thing Bonnaroo is. I have taken her the past 2 years and we have a great time together - which doesn't happen often when you have a teenager!! It is a huge sacrifice to take a young child and do it right because you have to put them first, but it is so worth it
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The first time I went to Bonnaroo was in 2003 when I was eight years old! I still remember it, Polyphonic Spree, Flaming Lips, The Dead, Sonic Youth. What an amazing time. The lady asked my mom if she really wanted to let her kids in there, and my mom said of course I do. haha. My mom's a single parent too, I can't imagine how she dragged me and my at the time six year old brother everywhere with her. My favorite part of Bonnaroo was the fountain and everything else in Centeroo. I'd jump in that fountain in the middle of the night and come out freeezing. I'm 13 now and can't wait for this year! Hope I can bring along a friend.