Chad is an amazing cook. He creates food combinations that are simple, unique, healthy, and taste amazing. This photo probably isn't the best example of healthy, but it was our high in protein brunch wraps that left us with full bellies late into the night. Chad brought his generator that powered the skillet, 2 fans, charged all of our phones/electrical devices. Pretty much if you want to go camping, he will make sure it's done right.
See the pimento cheese on the wraps? Chad had told me that he brought suprises for the trip. The first was a Hello Kitty bag with snacks for the car, bubbles... and then back on Day 1 he woke me up with a triscuit dipped in Pawley's Island pimento cheese. It's heaven in my mouth. I had first learned about it when I was in Pawley's Island to celebrate my birthday last month (b-day beach post here). I brought a couple containers of this amazing pimento cheese home, but didn't know how to transport it from my house to work to charlotte to Bonnaroo.
Ok sorry, see how passionate I am about pimento cheese? I digress...
Everyday chad would make us amazing wraps. Always with cooked sweet potatoes, eggs, sometimes avacado, other veggies, etc. We had turkey-sausage on the side. I always had a full, happy belly and felt amazing.
The 2nd day (after I took my blanket out of the sauna-tent and got it all dirty the 1st day) we took the air mattress out and laid under our shade by the fans to keep cool during the day. At one point I looked over and was like... is that Luda (back when he had braids) in our tent? Oh... it's just Rian.
Anyway, our first show we wanted to see that day was Florence + The Machine at 7pm. We made sure we were fully hydrated, feeling good, and headed into Bonnaroo (yes, I know it's confusing. Bonnaroo = the thing where you swipe your wristbands to go see the shows. Everything outside of that is just the campground.)
This is the first day they opened the What Stage aka the Main stage. The grounds in front of it were large enough for the 80,000 attendees to all watch one show together. The Bonnaroo folks thought they were cute naming everything super confusing like the which stage/what stage/this tent/that tent/the other stage, etc. Notice the pretty grass, because this part had been previously blocked off the day before.
We made our way to Florence + The Machine and had a pretty good view. Then we noticed the dumb girls to our right were laying in their hoops thinking they were cute. I was waiting for someone to step on their faces.
Then it was getting close to 11pm, so we went to the main stage area to get ready for Arcade Fire. I absolutely love.love.love + adore how this picture came out. See the bonnaroo arch in the middle? yaya for extra slow shutterspeed and me not being able to stay still :)