Music Fests Turn into Fashion Utopias
Mumbai, Jan. 17 -- Many stock up on quirky sunglasses and kaleidoscopic party wigs, while others carefully pack clothes that make a loud fashion statement. Besides the obvious reason, a lot of people love attending music festivals for the liberty they give them to dress they way they desire.
And a music festival would be incomplete without its own share of glow-band-sporting, headgear-flaunting and ripped-denims-and-grafitti-tee-wearing idiosyncratic populace.
That's where every kind of festival - whether it's a beach party (Sunburn and Live From The Console), a fest held on lush greens (NH7 Weekender), a desert adventure (Ragasthan) or a concert in the hills (Storm) - gets its quirks from.
"That's what music fests are meant to do - give you the freedom to wear anything you want, without having to worry about inviting stares," says Ankita Kumar, a 23-year-old media professional.
Spot the stereotypes
If you've been festival hopping, finding groups that fit into these typecasts won't be too difficult: (disclaimer: The groups aren't mutually exclusive and often overlap):
First-time attendees: People out on their first fest take their clothes too seriously. Mostly spotted trying to 'fit in'. They're also the ones who love the annoying glow-bands and similar accessories.
The Rastafarians: These dread-locked happy-go-lucky souls will invariably sport the rasta colours (green, yellow and red) on their body, a Buddha-like smile on their face and will always speak with a low drawl. …