Imagine 40,000 people lugging tents, sleeping bags, coolers filled with ice-cold drinks, food, alcohol, and clothing on an endurance-testing journey across flat grasslands from their cars to a campsite.
For Tomorrowworld veterans everywhere, this trek is not imaginary. It's real. Tomorrowworld vets call it the trail of tears.
This year, however, those stories may change.
Tomorrowwworld is teaming up with a company called Bellhops to help ease the pain and dry the wet eyes of those who survived the trail of tears.
Bellhops is a firm founded in 2013. They got their start in Auburn, Alabama. They are in more than 100 cities across the United States providing moving and lifting assistance to people in need. Atlanta is one of their top markets.
"Bellhops is the new way to move," Austin, Texas City Director Zach Toth said. "We're like the Uber of moving. We're on demand and tech based. We connect college students with people who just need a couple guys to move a few things."
Normally Bellhops charges $40 an hour for their services. But for the People of Tomorrowworld, Bellhops is providing their services absolutely free.
Bellhops will load campers' gear into carts, carry it into the campsite, and help campers set up just like a bellhop would at a hotel.
Zach Toth tells Georgia Unfiltered that Bellhops is providing fifty guys to assist Tomorrowworld festival-goers in moving their gear from car to campground. Four stations will be set up; two in each parking lot, and two at each entrance to Dreamville camping.
"We’re going to be there to take that stress away," Toth said. "Ask any festival staff to point out Bellhops. We will be wearing green outfits for easy identification."
Toth says he hopes Bellhops catches on at other music festivals, where camping next to your car isn't allowed.