Of course, jobs might keep a few fans away from this year's festivities. Believe it or not, some bosses just don't see the importance of letting their employees spend four days in the Tennessee hills communing with, say, Vampire Weekend, Umphrey's McGee, or Rilo Kiley.
Then there are other problems that might keep a good Bonnaroo fan down. Like family commitments, jury duty or the ever-climbing cost of gas. Heck, for even the most dedicated fan, making the scene in Manchester, Tennessee, might seem like an insurmountable problem.
Thankfully, AT&T has a solution.
It all goes down at the AT&T Blue Room, where fans can watch real-time, live webcasts of Bonnaroo artists, including performances by The Raconteurs, Metallica, Les Claypool, Ozomatli, Umphrey's McGee, The Fiery Furnaces, The Wood Brothers and Mastodon, just to drop a few names.
What's more, if you miss a live webcast, AT&T's Blue Room will archive the performances, thus enabling you to turn a Bonnaroo weekend into a Bonnaroo month. Or even a Bonnaroo year.
But you don't have to wait until this Thursday to start rockin' with AT&T's Blue Room Bonnaroo extravaganza. The Bonnaroo section is already blasting archived performances from festivals past, all guaranteed to put you in that special ‘Roo frame-of-mind.
Of course, the best way to experience Bonnaroo is to be there. But if you can't make it, mouse on over to attblueroom.com/music for the next best thing. Sure, watching webcasts direct from the festival won't be quite the same as being in the crowd getting your funk on. But hey, at least the line for the bathroom will be shorter.