is not Coachella, where the golden hour reflecting off the mountains makes everyone look stunning, and they're all excited because it's April and they can show off the tattoos that have been hibernating all winter (and the place is full of Angeleno fashionistas, besides).
It's not even close, actually. Although the fog burned off for so much of Sunday afternoon that Golden Gate Park came damn near close to experiencing a proper sunset, it's been a relentlessly cold summer and people seemed to dress accordingly. Comfort and good sense ruled the day, every day, and many of the cliches of years past seemed to have fallen by the wayside. Yes, there was a fair amount of Bernie
paraphernalia and Jill Stein
-branded apparel, but I don't think I spotted a single Keep Calm and Chive On
Although we would shame brazen cultural appropriation — like feathered war bonnets
or nón lás
(those Vietnamese conical hats
) — we're delighted to report that we saw a grand total of zero offenders in either category all weekend. (We did spot a Reagan-Bush '84
T-shirt at the Panhandle Stage, but that was probably ironic.)
Plus, shaming isn't really that much fun. It's way better to draw attention to people who put a little effort into looking good in a frequently inhospitable climate, so here are some of our favorites.
Music festivals have a particular style. Granted,