Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival is one of America’s premier festivals with a yearly attendance upwards of 100,000 people (or Bonnaroovians as they are called.) This year Bonnaroo allowed fans to watch a live stream of several festival performances from their computers. Through a service called Ustream people could go to Bonnaroo’s website and watch their favorite band for free. I actually went to my first Bonnaroo last summer in 2012 but sadly could not coordinate my schedule this year so streaming the festival was such a great alternative to actually being there. Last night I gathered along with some friends and watched Jack Johnson fill in for Mumford & Sons who had to cancel their headlining spot due to medical issues of their bassist. Jack put on a fantastic show for Bonnaroovians both there in Manchester TN and all around the world.
The technology that makes such a thing possible is extraordinary. The picture quality and sound quality were outstanding, crystal clear and vibrant. Even though my friends and I couldn’t make it up to the festival in person we still were able to enjoy it from a sofa here in Georgia.