Some of my friends are all about the music fest stuff. It’s not totally my scene, as you can imagine. You know, that whole dirty tie dye hippie smoking pot and blowing lines in public scene isn’t really for me. But a friends band was playing Peach Fest last Friday so I wanted to go support them, I am glad I went. My friends had a great set and I got some great material for the blog. My eyes may be scarred for life from some of what I saw, the fact that some people would go in public like this baffles me, but I guess that is the costume that is expected at events like this. Everyone I met and talked to was really nice, which is more than I can say for some other concerts I have been to. So I am not knocking any of the people as people, but their clothing selections. I can’t even.
But anyway, I guess take this as an unofficial guide as to how to dress for a music festival.
I have often wondered how brands like Teva have managed to stay in business. That was at least until I got to Peach Fest. I think the crowd there has single handedly kept Teva in business for the past decade.
And then my man is rocking tie dye socks with Birkenstocks. GET ON HIS LEVEL. So on trend.
But really, get on his level. Don’t you want some of what he’s on?
All ages were welcome…
Questionable family values?
You could even bring your own ‘pet’
And then there were dreadlocks for days…
I’m pretty sure these two shared a womb at some point… If not, at least a fat blunt.
And there were activities. Like this hippie tripping hoola hoop shit.
I haven’t seen Devil’s Sticks since ’95. And those patchwork cargo pants have given me at least 2 nightmares since last Friday.
In case anyone got hurt doing ‘activities’ EMS, fire and Police were on hand en masse. As a sidenote, my ambulance company needs to acquire these toys asap.
There was some unwritten rule that you could only bring a GoPro if it was on a decorated staff.
Of you could just bring a staff, because why not? (PS – that’s how I dressed for the festival)
If Marylyn Manson and Boy George had a kid, that cane toting kid would be it. Buzz, your girlfriend, woof.
The head wear on display was something worthy of noting.
Have I ever told you that wearing a snow hat/beanie in the summer/warm weather is one of my least favorite looks. Of all time. It is up there with square toed shoes.
I hear tie dye is a lot cooler when you are on a lot of drugs…
It even gives you wings. Who needs Red Bull now!!!!??!?
My man is killing the Rocky game.
There was this really cool gong set up that they called the ‘Spaceship.’ I was told that the gongs were on the frequencies of all of the planets. Obviously, I had to try it out. It was actually really really cool. It made me feel like I do at the end of a yoga practice – head tingling and all.
It is debatable what some of the people actually went to Peach Fest for. I went for the music, which there was actually a lot of. A lot of really good music. I in particular came to support my friends from Flight School. Seeing Boombox, JJ Grey & Mofro, Tedeschi Trucks Band and Trey Anastasio band was also awesome. JJ Grey is one of my favorite artists and he always puts on a great show. Derek Trucks is perhaps the most accomplished and talented guitarist of our time, this was my first time seeing him play, and hopefully not the last. Trey had a strong set, but his encore performance of Black Dog (the version that night was much better than any of the videos I could find) was an amazing finish to the night.
I am glad to say that my night did not end like this.
Party on Wayne. Party on Garth.