Bonnaroo Interviews and Bonaroo Facts

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WGNS' Scott Walker hit the Bonnaroo farm this past weekend in Manchester to speak with a few of the music lovers...

This man is from Florida...


Walker spoke to a food vendor from North Carolina...


This man drove from Chicago to spend the weekend at Bonnaroo...

This Ohio man told WGNS...

We also spoke to a recent high school graduate who, at the close of Bonnaroo, will be off to college orientation...

Bonnaroo was held on a 700 acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee and included 150 performances of bands and even comedians.

Fun Facts for Bonnaroo 2016:

  • During the event, high fiving is something that everyone does. In fact, 42% of Bonnaroo goers report that they high fived 101+ people over the weekend.
  • The most used social media app at Bonnaroo was FaceBook followed by SnapChat and the third most used app was Instagram.
  • 26.6% of Bonnaroo goers report finding love at Bonnaroo while 73,4% did not.
  • 60% of Bonnaroo fans say the most important thing to do at the event is to "Radiate Positivity."
  • As far as politics go, 80.5% of music lovers at Bonnaroo plan to vote in the presidential election while 19.5% don't plan on voting.
  • 22.3% of festival goers have never been to Tennessee before, until this year.

Fatal Accident of Bonnaroo Goer:

A male pedestrian that was allegedly in Manchester for the Bonnaroo Music Festival was killed early Saturday morning on Interstate 24. According to Tennessee Highway Patrolman Randy Euler, Casey J. Young age 22 of Louisville, KY was in the median around 1 a.m. for an unknown reason and ran into the eastbound lanes of the interstate into the side of an 18-wheeler driven by a man from Missouri. Young then apparently fell to the ground and was struck by a 1996 Jeep driven by a man from Hillsboro, TN. The state trooper's report says that Young succumbed to his injuries on scene.

Drug Arrests Made in Manchester:

While the 2016 Bonnaroo crowd is down, larger arrests have taken place.

Some of the arrests include; Derek Paul Minich age 25 of Springfield, MO. He was charged by Coffee County Deputy Lee Marcom with 2 counts of Manufacturing/ delivering/ selling/ and possession of a controlled substance, schedule VI drug violation and schedule II drug violation. Allegedly, Minich was found to be in possession of approximately 26 baggies containing 0.6 grams each of a brown crystal substance believed to be Molly, 87 panes of a substance believed to be LSD, approximately 20 grams of a green plant-like material believed to be marijuana and approximately seven grams of a white-powder substance believed to be cocaine. Minich will have to be back in Tennessee on August 12, 2016 for court.

Blake Edward Searcy age 26 of Lexington, KY was charged by Manchester Investigator Jonathan Anthony for Manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance and schedule VI drug violation. As Searcy was entering the Bonnaroo gate he was allegedly found to be in possession of two baggies of a crystal-like substance believed to be Ketamine, 62 panes of blotter acid and 23 baggies weighing approximately sixteen grams of a substance believed to be Molly, baggies, scales, approximately 2.5 pounds of a plant-like material believed to be marijuana brownies and marijuana wax. Searcy has a court date July 22, 2016.

Murad Khan Durani of Tulsa, OK was arrested by Coffee County Sheriff's Department Corporal Harmon Campbell for Manufacturing/delivering/selling/possession of a controlled substance. As he was going into Bonnaroo, Durani was allegedly found to be in possession of 278 panes of what is believed to be blotter acid. The Tulsa man will be in a Coffee County courtroom on August 12, 2016.

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