Hi, this will be my third bonnaroo but my first time in VIP. I am excited for AC & toilets, just wondering how many families with kids are usually in the VIP area.
I came in 2009 with kids and stayed in family camping, which was pretty low-key, and in 2010 without kids in GA which was intense. I'm a laid back person but after a neighbor who blasted CDs all night to attract customers, a fanatic who preached all day that we were all fornicators and sinners headed to Hell, and the random guy who collapsed unconscious in our porch tent, it was almost too much even for me. So after that experience, I decided VIP is the way to go this year. My daughter will be almost 13 and my son around 18 months in June.
To the people with previous VIP experience, are there typically a fair number of families/kids there? Or mostly just in family camping? I am really hoping there might be other kids around my daughter's age there. We met an awesome family when we went in 2009 with a daughter close to her age and they had a great time together.
And, for anyone who disagrees or disapproves of bringing young kids to bonnaroo, I have done it before, with my stepson at the time who was 14 months old. So I know it can be challenging but I am excited to spend the time with them and prepared to make it about the family/kids first, music/experience second and me last I only mention that because I have seen a lot of negative posts about kids at bonnaroo, but I think it definitely depends on the kids/parents.
We were in VIP RV camping last year and it was perfect for us. There were a few families around us, but not a ton. We made friends with all our neighbors and had no problems whatsoever. We did the same thing at Firefly last year - no problems. Maybe we just get lucky, but we go around and make friends with all our neighbors as soon as they arrive - swap stories, give out food, water, beer, and the other groups of young folks usually end up sort of adopting our kids to play frisbee, football whatever in the down times - never had any issues with sleep as the boys are so tired at the end of the night - nothing keeps them up (except Eminem in 2011 - but #1 son stayed up in the RV on purpose to try and listen).
If parents are responsible and know the limitations of their kids, there's nothing whatsoever wrong with doing this. Have fun and let me know if you have any other questions.
We have went VIP every year since 2006 and we tent camp. We have seen very few if any kids in camping VIP over the years. Compared to GA the age group is skewed much older and for the most part it is very relaxed environment even at night. It's definitely more kid friendly than most of GA but i would not expect to encounter many other children if any at all.
thanks everyone for the input... I was thinking there might not be many kids in VIP tents but I was hoping there would at least be a few. oh well. if I were rich I would bring a friend for my daughter but it was tough to spend that much just on her ticket (and mine!)
after reading a lot of the other VIP threads it sounds like it is a great environment with friendly people though, so hopefully no one will be bothered by kids being there. and of course, I think mine are pretty awesome. my daughter loves music (she plays guitar and sings) and had an amazing time in '09. and my son is the most laid-back little guy. so if we end up next to you, don't worry- they are good kids and I am a responsible parent and good neighbor
I am getting so excited about this year! especially about VIP. I feel like I will miss the atmosphere of GA a little bit- the camaraderie and community, but hoping to find that in VIP too. I definitely won't miss the long walk to centeroo, the wait to get into the gate, etc.
I have another question, and I apologize if this has been addressed somewhere else: are the VIP camp sites assigned ahead of time? or is it just set up when you pull in like in GA?
fun! maybe we will see you guys, since my son is about the same age
That would be super
Great to see there will be other kids around. We will be in vip as well with our 11 month old son, hope to meet you all. I have read some forums about others that are against kids at the Roo and honestly if I have my baby at at 3am deadmau5 show (which I wouldn't) then yes pass your judgement but otherwise I want my child to experience the energy & love for music whats the harm in that! So excited this will be our 3rd year. I'm sure I will be overstocked with child stuff so don't hesitate to come by if you have forgotten something.
Post by theshining on May 14, 2013 15:39:37 GMT -5
Last year our VIP neighbors had their 8 month old with them. At first I was worried that the baby would be crying all weekend long (which especially rubbed me the wrong way when I thought about what mornings can be like at Roo after little to no sleep) but everything worked out fine and the kid was an angel.
I thought it a bit odd to bring such a small child to a huge camping festival but this couple had a great plan of picking 3 acts each that were can't miss shows and then basically caught a lot of other shows from the Hill in VIP (with their baby rocking the noise canceling headphones the whole time).
Walking around the rest of VIP though I can't remember seeing many kids or families
01-10-13: The Growlers
04-10-13: NIN, Explosions in the Sky
08-10-13: Gold Panda
13-11-13: Kanye West/Kendrick Lamar
15-11-13: Cut Copy
10-12-13: Monster Magnet
24-01-14: Big Day Out Festival Melbourne