Bonnaroo 2015 / by Makena Cummings

This past year at Bonnaroo was one of the best ones yet. If you don't know me (or follow me on any form of social media), my whole family -- mom, dad, sister -- goes to Bonnaroo each year. This was our third year attending this incredible festival and we had a spectacular time, though the feel was a little different than years past. The schedule was changed to accommodate what felt like two headliners each night, rather than one solid one. It made things a little confusing, but also led us to go to more late-night shows at the smaller stages. 

This was also the first year that the headliners overall just weren't very appealing to us. After living in New York for almost a year before the festival and diving into the indie-rock world, I came with a little more background than I had before. I had a solid idea of who would be the best performers (Mac DeMarco, The Districts, Temples, Courtney Barnett) and really wanted the chance to see newer performers who I had yet to see in the city (Glass Animals, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard). I also had the chance to see some bands I may never have the chance to see again (Earth, Wind & Fire, Belle & Sebastian, Billy Joel). Overall, it was an incredible 4 days and I am already wishing it was June again. 

Here are some of my favorite photos I took while at Bonnaroo. Enjoy! (Most of them are of my beautiful sister).