Dress comfortable - Festivals can include long hours, a lot of walking , dancing, drinking, etc. The need to be dressed comfortably to not have your shoes, clothes and accessories get in the way of the music and festival experience cannot be stressed enough. Comfort was, is and always will be chic!
Sport your favourite bands/artists’ official merch! - This one never gets old. Besides the very common black tees of metal and classic rock artists, artists these days offer very interesting designs and options in merchandise which almost always include T-shirts. True fans pounce on their top bands’ official merchandise. And you can team it proudly with a cool pair of shorts/skirts, funky trousers or good old denim jeans!
Even though the GIR mantra has been to wear-what-you-like-nobody-cares-about-your-hippie-vibe, with those camera phones clicking every living moment in filter, we can't deny that we do enjoy getting good pictures of ourselves.
Choosing colours to wear can be trickier than appears, if you must stress on being picky. Firstly, ignore colour stereo-types like wearing black to rock, metal festivals or wearing rainbows to EDM festivals or "earthy" colours, white or other hipsterific colours to festivals with indie music.
Ladies, avoid over-accessorising. Your over-sized deer horn head bands come in the way of the people behind you watching artists on stage, cause that guy wearing a Nirvana tee an existential crisis and we're pretty sure aren’t environment-friendly!
Lastly, we understand that times have changed since the old days of GIR where "how to dress to watch music" was not an actual article headline. Being correctly dressed for a music festival can be as intimidating as going for a red-carpet event now, it seems. For the nervous people out there, all we can say is, winter is coming, and it gets dark quite early. People around you will be pretty wasted and it's a music festival, so chances are whatever you wear as long as you rock out, you will have fun. Isn't it about that anyway?
Orange Festival of Adventure and Music – Dambuk, Arunachal Pradesh; December 15 – 18
Magnetic Fields Festival – Alsisar, Rajasthan; December 18 – 20
Enchanted Valley Carnival – Aamby Valley; December 18 – 20
Sunburn Festival – Vagator, Goa; December 27 – 30
Vh1 Supersonic – Candolim, Goa; December 27 – 30
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