INDIO, CA - APRIL 30: Music fans attend 2016 Stagecoach California's Country Music Festival at Empire Polo Club on April 30, 2016 in Indio, California. (Photo by Matt Cowan/Getty Images for Stagecoach)
Country music festivals are a magical place.
They’re always a good time and always full of more characters than a Disney movie, but at least you all have one thing in common. A bond with country music. When you’re cruising the festival grounds this summer, be on the lookout for these 7 types of people you’re sure to find at country festival.
1. Captain America
There’s nothing more ‘Merican than a country music festival. You’re sure to see tons of people dressed up in their best red, white and blue gear, waving flags and painting their bodies. However some folks just know how take it to another level…..and we 100% support that!
2. The Amateurs
Hey we’ve all had a few too many at one point or another but to be unconscious in the middle of a field while music is blasting at 100 decibels puts you at the top of the idiot list. Fortunately, most of these rookies are exactly that….Rookies!
3. The Minors
There’s nothing like be swarmed by a group of girls the second you walk through the gate… there’s also nothing like going to jail. When a good group of cute “20 year old” girls (more like 17 and 18) immediately tell you how handsome you are and how you look like Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper….ok great, what’s the catch? It’s the beer and no matter how good your hair looks that day….you’re not Bradley Cooper….they want beer, always the beer. Move along.
4. The Carny
Any big party is gonna have some good drinking games going on. County music festivals are no exception. They got the standard games like beer pong, flip cup, cornhole, a mechanical bull etc…. but there is always a guy or two who brought his homemade carnival game that he made in his garage. Usually, the crowd is the one that’s winning this game….Play at your own risk.
5. The Suburban Folks
There’s a demographic that I like to refer to as “suburban folks.” They’re easy to spot. Guys will be wearing a plaid snap-button shirt without question and some kind of camo or cowboy hat that they only wear for occasions like this. Girls always got the boots on and showing some leg with a straw hat. If it was Halloween everyone would know you’re a cowboy but you’re at a 3 day festival and it’s 90 degrees out. Dress accordingly.
6. The Speedo Guy
There’s a strange group of dudes rocking the banana hammocks at country music festivals and chances are you’ll see a few of them. We get it “bro” you work out …..and so do I but nobody is making a calendar here so put some clothes on.
Disclaimer: these guys are often a good time and like to party. Try and find one for a limited amount of time
7. The Love Birds
Never a shortage of couples at a country music fest but chances are, within a ten foot radius of you, there is a couple that will be glued to each other’s faces for the whole night. There’s just something about a good country show that makes you want to miss it completely. Get a room you crazy kids.