Attendance at the weekend Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester was down sharply from previous years. Promoters never release attendance figures, but observers say less than 60,000 headed to the 700 acre farm site, down from 80,000 jamming the event in previous years. Traffic congestion never posed a problem, unlike past years when traffic snarled as folks piled into the 4 day event.
A 22 year old Kentucky festival goer died early Saturday morning after he was struck by 2 vehicles while attempting to cross Interstate 24 near the 111 mile marker.
Two Chattanooga men were arrested by police at the festival, charged with bringing a large amount of drugs to the event. Authorities say the men were charged with offering marijuana, cocaine, blotter acid, xanax bars, mushrooms and other drugs. Bother are set for preliminary Coffee County Court hearings in August.