Bonnaroo Informative Speech Proposal

Topics: Festival, Camping, Music Pages: 3 (814 words) Published: October 28, 2012
Informative Speech Proposal
Topic: How to Survive Bonnaroo
Buchanan, Leigh. "SUPERFLY PRESENTS ." Inc. Magazine June 2011: p86-90. Print. "Festival Info | Bonnaroo." Bonnaroo. N.d. Web. 1 Oct. 2012. Jo Camp, Kathy. "Surviving Bonnaroo | Festival Survival Guide | Music Festival Tips." Festival Survival Guide | Music Festival Tips. N.p., 5 Apr. 2011. Web. 1 Oct. 2012. Ratliff, Ben, and Ben Sisario. "Death at Bonnaroo.." The New York Times 11 June 2011: p2. Print. Waddell, Ray. "Bonnaroo Organizers Keep It Together. ." Billboard Magazine 8 July 2006: 16. Print.

Supporting Material:
1. Testimony. Bonnaroo was created by a company named Superfly Presents. "The $40 million company was co-founded by four young men desperate to avoid the finance and accounting careers for which their college studies had seemingly predestined them." (Buchanan, 2011) 2. Statistic: "We had $20,000, most of it borrowed from family" (Buchanan, 2011) 3. Statistic: "We were going to go with Ticketmaster but thought, Let's try selling tickets through our website. With one e-mail blast, we sold 10,000 tickets the first day and 70,000 in two weeks. We priced them at $100 initially and raised the price to $175 as we got closer to the date." (Buchanan, 2011) 4. Anecdote. "A woman has been found dead at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, as the Associated Press reported, and was confirmed by the festival's organizers. The Coffee County Sheriff's office confirmed the death of a 32-year-old women from the Pittsburgh area this morning, and according to Sheriff Stephen M. Graves, the woman was found dead at her camp site by friends at 11 p.m. on Thursday, the opening night of the four-day festival." (Ratliff, 2011) 5. Statistic: "The Pittsburgh woman is the ninth person to die in the 10-year history of Bonnaroo - some from drug overdoses, two in moving-vehicle accidents." (Ratliff, 2011) 6....
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