“With a Little Help from My Friends” became the theme song of Bonnaroo 2015 over a day before Mumford and Sons surprised us by closing out their Bonnaroo set with this jam session, Saturday. My friends and I had already shown how teamwork makes the dream work the day before. Push play and read the love story below…
On May 1st JP Fox direct messaged the Facebook fan page, Forever Bonnaroo. He began the message by writing about the 24+ hour road trip that him and his girlfriend, Dana took from Arizona to Bonnaroo last year. Bonnaroo 2014 was his first and Dana’s second time on the farm. He described the Road to Roo as incredible.
“I loved every moment. I was falling in love with this girl more and more by the second and being with her consecutively for that long was everything I could have asked for and more.”
Then he reviled his reason for contacting Forever Bonnaroo, he was going to pop the question to the love of his life at Bonnaroo and he needed help in making it the proposal Dana deserved.
“Bonnaroo is where Dana feels happiest, feels the most free, feels one with the world, with the vibes, with the people, and with the overall goodness that Bonnaroo represents. I’ve thought of a million ways to propose to her and they all lead back to Bonnaroo.”
Of course, Forever Bonnaroo’s Administrator, Zach Sarver and I agreed to help in anyway possible. Zach set up the date and time of the proposal disguised as a Forever Bonnaroo meet up.
I had assisted in the planning of a successful marriage proposal at Bonnaroo last year and I was excited to do it again. I agreed to supply the posters with the messages JP provided summarizing special memories from their relationship.
“Remember the tie dye roses?
Remember our roadtrip to Roo?
Garter + Bouquet at Terence and Lyn’s wedding?
Remember Christmas at the Princess?
Remember our Harry Potter Valentine’s?
Remember when I proposed to you at Bonnaroo?”
One problem, my handwriting is terrible and Roofus was obviously no help, so I packed the blank posters and some markers in hopes that I would find a volunteer with good penmanship. And thankfully I did! Saturday morning fellow Chattanoogan and Bonnaroovian, Judi Bailey and I took the supplies to the Access Tent and asked the volunteers for help. We all watched Ariel Griffin write out the messages and save the day.
After the posters were ready Zach took them and headed to the fountain. He and Katie Thompson scurried and found a group of girls who were more than happy to help with the proposal by holding the posters.