"we went vip last year. absolutely worth it for us, but a very different scene than camping in the general admission area. access to the grounds is a breeze, with no lines because the security standards are relaxed. the vip camping/rv area is immediately adjacent to the what stage and field, a huge plus if you want to save time traveling back and forth to your camp. there are two bleacher areas for vips-- one to the left of the stage (stage right). it's at an angle, but for really crowded headline shows, there's always a way to squeeze in, and you don't have to camp out for hours to get a seat. the other vip bleacher is at the rear of the where stage. again, not like sitting in row 5 center, but a nice place to get off the ground and have a better vantage point for a crowded show. in the vip area itself, you'll see all ages and characters, but it's far more sedate than in the general admission campground area. once you're inside the music venue, and away from the limited areas where vip even matters (where there aren't food/beverage tents --with air conditioning and misters-- plus flush(!) toilets, showers and larger camp sites) you'll be surrounded by lots and lots of people, some hippies, but mostly not. the vibe is unique--mellow, goofy. the opportunity to hear amazing performances is unparalleled. but it's really crowded at many of the tents. and the weather can make it a challenge (stifling heat, humidity, rain, it's a gamble every year). for really great info on what you're in for, go to http://bonnaroo.proboards21.com/index.cgi
and read up on what makes the experience unique. they also have maps of the area, and you'll see the bleachers clearly in relation to the stages. and lastly, plan to get VERY little sleep while you're there."