I’m going to start off this piece with an unheard of statement. Hi, I’m twenty-two years old and I never heard of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival until about a few months ago.
This group of grandparents hadn’t heard of it until Funny or Die and Superfly teamed up to send four people all over the age of seventy to the annual festival.
In a pretty hilarious video shared by BroBible, you see cameras following the group all around Bonnaroo. You see them doing all the college activities.
Playing frisbie, hitting up the Silent Disco, and drinking lots and lots of water. I know what it’s like to be at an outdoor festival all day, so I applaud them for drinking water and not partaking in some of the other beverages being offered.
I personally picked out some of my favorite lines dropped from the video.
Denny, seventy-nine, said while the group was eating some sort of chocolate, “I can’t eat mine because I’m diabetic.” Isolde, seventy-two, said while the group was taking a quick break, “This is the way to go to Bonnaroo. Sit on the couch and watch it,” all while Neil, seventy-eight, fell asleep on the other end of the sofa.
The group seemed to have an amazing time altogether. They even got to hang out with Mumford & Sons on their tour bus and Ben, the lead singer, took one of their phones and called a grandchild, which I’m sure they were ecstatic about.
The most memorable thing the group did was when they were introduced and called up onto stage by the band Guster. That was an amazing moment for them to stand on stage at their first festival and have 20,000 people cheer for them.
The video was certainly something to see and it will be something that these four people will cherish forever. Good on you, Bonnaroo.
*Featured Photo (above) credit to USA TODAY Sports