Angry Bonnaroo Goers React To Festival Being Cancelled Due To Ida’s Destruction

Bonnaroo Cancelled Reactions

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  • Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has been cancelled in the wake of Hurricane Ida storms.
  • People are very upset, but they are unable to see the bigger picture of devastating destruction in Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama.
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Tropical Depression Ida has left a lot of festival goers depressed after bringing heavy rain through Tennessee over the last 48 hours. Due to waterlogged campsites and flooding throughout the grounds, Bonnaroo has made the decision to cancel this year’s festival.

Although Hurricane Ida was downgraded upon making landfall in the Gulf Coast and moving up through Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, it continues to carry some serious precipitation through its path.

The Bonnaroo Farm is located in Manchester, Tennessee, about an hour and a half southeast of Nashville. Over the past 48 hours, the region has seen about three inches of rainfall.

With a flash flood watch in effect until 1:00 a.m. on Wednesday, it does not show signs of stopping. The festival was scheduled to open its campgrounds on Wednesday morning and it simply is not feasible.

“The ground is incredibly saturated on our tollbooth paths, and the campgrounds are flooded to the point that we are unable to drive in or park vehicles safely,” the festival said in its statement. All tickets will be refunded.

Here is what it looked like at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday:

Bonnaroo has not taken place since 2019. The festival’s 2020 edition was first postponed and then cancelled outright due to COVID-19. Then, in 2021, it was pushed from June to September for pandemic-related reasons.

However, now, because of Ida, it will not take place.

People are very upset.

Here’s the thing. Yes, this is a bummer. People took vacation days off of work that they can’t get back, people spent money on camping gear and food, people drive through the night to attend, and people are understandably frustrated that their plans are cancelled.

However, these people are acting as if Bonnaroo was able to control the after effects of what was, at one point, a CATEGORY 4 HURRICANE.

Think of it from the other side…

Do these people think Bonnaroo wants to lose all of its preparations? Do these people think that Bonnaroo wants to lose all of the money it pumped into its performers and venues? Is it possible that these people really, truly believe that Bonnaroo didn’t try everything it could to keep from canceling?

Oh, and as if that wasn’t enough— these people are throwing a fit about a festival being cancelled by a massive rainstorm while the people of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama are currently rebuilding their entire lives after the same storm took everything they had.

People in New Orleans will be without power for up to three weeks. Others will not have power for more than a month. And yet, these people cannot see beyond themselves and their festival.

Look at these people and learn from them. Don’t be like them.

Other people had jokes about the cancellation.

These people, who are not throwing a fit about a storm that left a trail of massive destruction, had lighter takes. This one in particular is spot-on:

The rest are just funny:

When it comes to life, it’s all about perspective, people. Perspective.


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