So I've got a real love of the '60s. A time of bucking the norm, idealism, anti-conformism, empowerment and massive cultural change driven by individuals believing that the individual could make a difference. Out of this social climate, the musical festival arose. Now, I'll be the first to admit it's not what it originated as. It's now a watered down, corporate event that often isn't even as much about the music as it should be. However, this aside, it does promote creativity and self expression through dressing. And this I enjoy. I think clothes are such a great avenue for expressing identity and feelings and for just having fun. Festivals seem to give people the strength to wear what they always want to, but are too afraid to wear in day to day life. Being someone that dresses excessively and extravagantly daily, I'm all for encouraging layering up to ones hearts content and individuality through dressing.
Of course there are festival "trends" and such but that doesn't really interest me, I'm more about the anything goes attitude.