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How do you roo?

Writer Tara Lynne Groth, author of the first and only guidebook to the Bonnaroo Music Festival, “How Do You Roo? A Survivor’s Pocket Guide to Bonnaroo,” has agreed to give away two copies of her book in conjunction with the summer music festival story she wrote for us. “Sounds of Summer: How to Survive Heat, Port a Potties, Dust and More at the South’s Slew of Summer Music Festivals” took some of Groth’s tips from her book and applied them to several music festivals taking place throughout the summer. According to North Carolina’s MerleFest, which celebrates its 23rd anniversary this year, “one-fifth of American adults now attend festivals while on vacation, with music festivals being the most popular choice.” What to do when there’s no shade? Create a breezeway by placing a tarp between your tent and car, says Groth. Suppose there’s a sudden downpour? Leave the umbrella at home and carry a poncho. What if the weather suddenly cools off? Visit the merchandise booth for a commemorative hoodie.

Whether you’re planning to attend Bonnaroo June 9-12 in a field in Manchester, Tennessee, or just want to read about the 10-year-old festival, see instructions below on how to win a copy of Groth’s book. We also suggest checking out her Summer Music Fest Calendar at the bottom of her article. It’s got details on over 20 festivals through September!

How to win?

  • Comment here and tell us what music festival you’ve already attended or are planning to attend this summer. And if you’ve got your own tips for survival, tell us about those too!
  • Comment on Facebook or Twitter with the above info.
  • Contest closes Thursday, May 19.
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  • Tammy / June 11, 2011

    I live about 30 minutes away from Bonnaroo and I avoid it at all costs. 🙂
    If it had been around when I was in my 20’s I am sure I would have been thrilled to be living so close by.