Bonnaroo gates are now OPEN!!! WGNS spoke to a large number of Bonnaroo goers...

Photo of RV's in the Walmart parking lot in Murfreesboro on Old Fort Parkway, Wednesday night.
Photo of RV's in the Walmart parking lot in Murfreesboro on Old Fort Parkway, Wednesday night.

Thousands of Bonnaroo goers are passing through Rutherford County. In fact, the gates opened a day early this year on Wednesday afternoon. WGNS’ Scott Walker spoke to several concert goers at Walmart on Old Fort Parkway in Murfreesboro, which looks to be a pit stop for beer, food and tents.

One of the questions we asked… who are you looking forward to seeing? 

 

We asked about drugs…

 

The next question focused on the frequency of drug use…

 

How safe is Bonnaroo?

 

Bonnaroo will go on throughout the weekend and wrap up on Sunday.

Last year, Bonnaroo proved to be profitable for law enforcement

According to figures released by the Coffee County Circuit Court Clerk’s office, Bonnaroo fines and collections for the 2013 event generated $621,127.75.

  • The money breaks down to $97,235 paid to the sheriff’s department drug fund, the drug task force collected $143,296, and Manchester Police Department drug fund received $50,950.
  • The collections also include $52,024 paid to State of Tennessee fees, which includes litigation tax, non-DUI alcohol and drug addiction fund.
  • The county general fund which is the operating account received $127,550.
  • The Coffee County Drug Court received $80,222.75

A few of the not so common drugs that were mentioned:

Mescaline

Mescaline or 3,4,5-trimethoxyphenethylamine is a naturally occurring psychedelic alkaloid of the phenethylamine class, known for its hallucinogenic effects similar to those of LSD and psilocybin. 

Peyote

Lophophora williamsii is a small, spineless cactus with psychoactive alkaloids, particularly mescaline. The Spanish common name, also used in English, is peyote, which means "glisten" or "glistening". 

LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide, abbreviated LSD or LSD-25, also known as lysergide and colloquially as acid, is a semisynthetic psychedelic drug of the ergoline family, well known for its psychological effects which can include altered thinking processes, closed- and open-eye visuals, synesthesia, an altered sense of time and spiritual experiences, as well as for its key role in 1960s counterculture 

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