i went to the first one. i don't know if they have changed anything, but you don't have a choice on where you camp. be prepared to sit in your car for the better part of a full day. once you get there they search your car (not for drugs, they don't care). they are looking for stowaways. then they pass you through and direct you to your parking spot, which is where you will camp. i would take a large tarp that you can string up for protection from the sun/heat. there is a lot of down time during the day where you're just on your own and no music is playing. hydration tips...don't drink that BS water there. it tastes like sulfur. and i think it's recycled without much treatment. if you're going to stay there for 3 days, i would recommend taking at least 10 bottles of water per day per person. you can buy bottles of water at the general store there for about $6 a bottle. or a disposable camera for $20. i hate bonnaroo. they get great lineups, but where is the love, man? it worse than woodstock 99 where they burned everything. it's just a rip off commercialist paradise. i'd advise you to drink lots of water, take lots of drugs, dance like there's no tomorrow and not spend a dime inside that place (unless it's on drugs or food from one of the heads, but not at the corporate tents).