After Burning Down Its Iconic Arch, Bonnaroo’s New Wall(?) Is Disappointing Fans
Bonnaroo Squarch Has Attendees Asking What’s Going On
Exactly three weeks ago, Bonnaroo burned its iconic arch to the ground. Bonnaroo issued a statement, “This incarnation of the Bonnaroo Arch had significant structural issues and needed to be removed. The Arch has changed throughout the years, and we’re exited for its newest incarnation.”
“Its newest incarnation” as Bonnaroo put it is what attendees are now referring to as the Bonnaroo squarch – a portmanteau for square and arch. See below.
— Roo Bus (@TheRealRooBus) June 11, 2019
The blocky, unsightly entrance to the festival is affixed with LED panels on the front that will have it changing design throughout the festival. See some of the initial fan reactions below
Can’t wait to high 5 people waiting in the line…to walk under the…a….wall?
— Phil Grand (@PhillthyG) June 11, 2019
This has got to be a temporary arch for this year only right? That thing is a joke.
— Brian Hanzel (@DoDaFoo) June 11, 2019
You tear down the beautiful arch for this 😅 I love you bonnaroo but you could have done so much better!!!
— 🖖🏼Brother King 🌻 (@kingga3796) June 12, 2019
@bonnaroonews provides some reference for what the squarch looks like at night, seen attempting to emulate the iconic arch known to fans for years. But then… why not just build an LED arch?
— bonnaroonews (@bonnaroonews) June 13, 2019
— Roo Bus (@TheRealRooBus) June 12, 2019
Bonnaroo officially begins today and goes through Sunday. Headliners include Childish Gambino, Post Malone and ODESZA, plus The Lumineers and Grand Ole Opry as well as three unique sets from Phish.