Music festivals have huge appeal, but can be a major pain in the butt. Certain factors make what is supposed to be an amazing experience at a music festival feel more like a trip to the dentist office.
Could the people in the crowd control themselves please!
My husband is disabled, so when we got to certain events it usually means that we get special seating. This usually means that we never get to sit front row in concerts or near playing fields. This is a fact of life that I have become accustomed. The problem of music festivals is that the crowd is usually unaware of handicapped individuals attempting to get to a location that they can sit to enjoy the concert. If a music festival does have a special location for disabled individuals to sit and enjoy the concert it usually means that the handicapped people will be trapped by individuals in the crowd. Most of the festivals that I have been too usually have people too high on “life” to realize that they might be killing another person’s buzz.
It’s too loud here to hear the music!
I wish I could tell you that music festivals are the perfect opportunity to listen to music and enjoy performances, but typically you won’t hear anything other than the drunk guy sitting beside you. Crowds can be annoying, but nothing is more annoying than trying to listen to your favorite song while some girl talks about her monthly cycle in front of you. If you are close enough to hear the music it will usually be too loud to really enjoy. The large amount of the crowd that is too busy talking about things other than the concert means that the musician’s performance will be played very loudly over the speakers, but farthest that sound will go will be just a few rows back.
Music festivals offer a variety of groups and an open atmosphere for people to mingle, but they don’t stop loud, annoying, and selfish people from coming. Save yourself the time and money and stay home.