Ok , I was wondering cause I been to Bonnaroo 5 times and all you see on the way down for the last like 5 miles of the trip is cops pulling people over and searching their cars.
I met a few guys down there who got busted and told me the cops just give you a 500 dollar ticket on the spot instead of arresting you or whatever . But I've met at least 5 people there that have gotten run up on by police there over the years.
The guy that lets them run The Gathering now is a juggalo and is down with the whole event heavy on top of knowing when there is money to be made so they do everything they can to to buck the system and keep the event rolling. Coming in and out is the only problem. More than likely the rest of the people in the little town it is in hate the sh*t out of the whole get together. If not for the guy letting them do what they want on his ground for the weekend it might have been close to impossible to have kept it going.
Toldeo, Ohio got destroyed. Their convention center was not ready for something like that. ICP didn't even make it thru their set on the third night before madness stopped it. Cops were everywhere and hella people got arrested. That was 2001. Ditto for Peoria, Ill. in 2002 excpt then the drug use wasn't all that prevailant.