Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Not Festival Style

On Saturday, John and I went to Lincoln to see Ben Folds.  It was an outdoor concert - definitely not a "festival,"  but many of the other attendees were in full on festival style mode.  This is not a style that I participate in (oops, I forgot to wear a bikini top and a maxi skirt and a flower crown!).  Rather I was in full on prep-tastic mode:   

I didn't take any official outfit photos, so here's a little PolyVore set to give the full effect. 
Outdoor Concert

In hindsight, I would have worn jeans because my legs got a little cold, and sitting in the grass was kind of itchy.  I also would have brought an extra jacket to sit on.  And probably worn shoes that I was less concerned about getting muddy.  But whatever.  It was fine. 

Ben Folds was fantastic, as usual.  As I've mentioned, I've seen him several times ( I think 12 or 13?) over the past 10 years.   In 2004, it was just him and his piano.  Every other time, he's had a band with him.  This time it was just the piano again.  Honestly, it's great either way.  And he did a little drum solo randomly in the middle of the show. 

The crowd was a little lackluster, but I have unreasonably high standards for who should go to concerts.  Like, if you don't know all the lyrics to all the songs, just STAY HOME and leave room for the real fans!  I'm kind of kidding, but not as much as I should be.  But Ben Folds has several songs that require audience participation, and it's really cool if the crowd is in the know.  It's kind of awkward if no one else around you is singing the trumpet parts.  Also, if you are going to hold up a stupid sign (that blocks everyone behind you) letting him know you will also be at the Kansas City concert, I'm going to harbor negative feelings towards you.  Hypothetically, of course.   

Anyway, there's my not-at-all-festival-style post for the summer.  I'll probably be wearing not festival style a lot.  Like all the time.  So if you need any not festival style inspiration, you're in the right place. 

You're welcome. 


  1. Haha good, I'm all about the not festival style this summer! I probably would have worn something similar had I been so lucky to see Ben Folds! I've been trying to see him in concert for years but he doesn't come around here much. He is playing with the Philadelphia Orchestra this summer but I'm not able to go that day =(

  2. Haha! Festival style... oy. I'm way too old for that. Also I definitely agree that if people aren't true fans they should just stay home. Or either let me to the front. I love Ben Folds!

  3. I also LOVE not festival style. Way to rock it :)

  4. haha, I love your tone in this post. I don't get people who bring signs to events. I don't even know how I'd handle the situation, but I know grumbling and groaning and complaining would be in order.