The Five People You'll Meet at a Music Festival
Cover photo by Ryan Purcell
Music festivals are arguably one of the best things about summer. Hundreds, if not thousands, of people, come together joined by their love of good music and good vibes. It's the perfect way to make new friends and have a wild adventure, but if you go to enough festivals you'll start seeing the same people - you might even be one of them. With that being said, here at Bullet, we will not judge you, it's tough to point fingers when you know that you're #3...
1. The Raver Bro
Suns out, guns out. He's fit, he's got on a tank top, and he's been to EDC: Las Vegas three times. You know this because he's still got on all of his wristbands, and also because he's mentioned it three times in the conversation already.
Pros: He's kinda hot and can put you on his shoulders.
Cons: He's kinda annoying and won't stop fist pumping.
2. The Underage One
Lots of festivals are all ages, but a some of our favorites, like a lot of the 20 Can't Miss Music Festivals of 2017 are 18+ or 21+. That being said, rules are for squares and more often than not you can always spot a few rebels who snuck their way in.
Pros: They're super excited to be there and really nice.
Cons: They're just one drink away from puking all over the grass.
3. The Flower Child
She's the living version of the Snapchat filter with her cutoff shorts, boots, and crochet crop top. She loves this song and spends half of the festival trying to get the perfect picture for Instagram and sneak backstage.
Pros: She wants to dance non-stop and keeps telling you how pretty/good looking you are.
Cons: She doesn't even know the artist playing this set.
4. The Annoying Couple
Maybe it's because I'm single and alone, but I hate these people. They can't stop making out and looking deeply into each others' eyes. They're so happy and in love it's disgusting. Seriously get a room and go away.
Cons: They make you wish you had a significant other to hold, too.
5. The Veteran
Their backpack is well-stocked with water, sunblock, and a portable phone charger. They expertly crafted their schedule for the weekend, and unlike the newbie who doesn't make it to Sunday, the Veteran knows that festivals are a marathon, not a sprint.
Pros: If you need something, this person has your back.
Cons: They might be a little condescending if this is your first rodeo.