What Does a Music Festival Say About You?
Submitted by Nik88 on 2011, December 15 - 4:57pm
I found an article that looks into a deeper reason into people's decisions on what festival to go to.. Thought it might be an interesting topic:
As festival organisers begin to release select tickets for sale, what festival will people be going to once the festival season kicks off!? Obviously the line-up of a festival has a major impact on your decision but is there also a deeper thought process that goes on when making your decision - "What does your choice of festival say about you?"
In the past, festivals used to be about leaving the social snobberies and constraints of everyday life at home. The mud, rain or sunshine, and general madness was a great social leveller. It didn't matter if you were a banker or buddhist, everyone was in it together. However these days many are sponsored by big corporate brands and money can buy you luxury that was unimaginable years ago - tipi with shower and double bed for hundreds and even thousands of pounds anyone?
As there are so many different experiences that are on offer from a variety of festivals, it can be said that which festival you decide to go to can say more about you more than ever before. Could this be reason why some people choose to leave their wristbands on? Are they making a statement?
Some people feel that the reputation of a festival is more important than the actual acts who are performing. Does anyone have a similar trail of thought about festivals? When festivals become mainstream, they can lose credibility among some people. But by becoming mainstream, festivals can then attract a bigger range of acts/bands - So it may not be a bad thing becoming mainstream?!
Also, some people like to be associated with sub-cultures/genres to help make them feel unique and set them apart from everyone else. However once a sub-culture/genre gains more followers it no longer becomes unique - You're just normal! So if people want to keep themselves unique, etc. maybe choosing what festival they attend does matter and does say a lot about that person.
Be great to hear some of your thoughts. Do you agree with any of these points? Or is it looking into people's thought process a bit too much ha!?