Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival built up plenty of anxiety for fans before releasing the lineup and more details for this years installment in Manchester, Tennessee. Fast forward to today and the festival kicks off with more ambitious gusto: They are planning to break the Guinness World Record for high fives.
The mission is derived from local support that's been going on for years – like mom Amy and her adorable son Squish – who have been handing out high fives with decorated signs to advertise them. This attempt will focus on the record for high fives in one hour, which is currently 2,181. Some pictures of Amy and Squish are online – they are a big part of Bonnaroo's culture.
Electronic dance music culture is no stranger to family-bonding activities. E-Forest in Michigan set the record for the largest group hug – breaking the previous record of just over 10,000 hugs at once.
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You can read about the Guinness World Records for high fives here. Some current records seem breakable for forward-thinking hippie contestants. The record for most high-fived strangers in one minute appears to stand at 21, for example. If you've been to big festivals like Tommorowland, you know this record could have already been broken without evidence. Festivals continue to dominate records that stand for community and love. If you're going to be a part of this or feel inclined to go for one, share your story!