Squashed By Sasquatch Festival Fashion: Wanderchic Loses Earrings, Learns Lessons
Your fearless WanderChic has returned from the Sasquatch 2012 music festival in scenic George, Washington. I lost two earrings (one from each pair I brought), my patience, and a filling. But I managed to hang on to my earplugs, by far my smartest accessory choice, the entire time! Go fanny pack storage compartment!
There were several Sasquatches (Sasquatchii? Or is “sasquatch” like “moose”?) in the venue, some white, some hot pink, and at least one jamming on the main stage. (Graphic above from disinfo.com).
Big thanks to Angela of Travel With A Purpose for sending her helpful post about living green at festivals. Side note: I do wish I’d taken more of her advice. BYO felafel would have been way better, and cheaper, than my daily funnel cake!
On my most fashionable festival day, I donned my circa 2011 H&M orange leopard print jumpsuit, red socks (because I could find matching ones in my tent), and my black sparkly Keds loafers (oh, and the silver fanny pack, obvo). The photo above is from Cramp My Style’s recent post about how to pee in a jumpsuit (spoiler alert: think biiiig scarf or “public poncho”). My jumpsuit is the same. I love her additions of a statement necklace and a white belt, and I definitely don’t want to get into a Who Wore It Best? contest (Wanderchic prefers not to lose).Cramp My Style is right that Using The Facilities is the major, perhaps only, drawback to a jumpsuit lifestyle. In urgent port-a-potty moments, such as after downing a slushie served in a plastic guitar, I realized my fanny pack, for all its awesomeness, was an additional speed bump in this process.
I wore my sun-bleached Old Navy adventure hat and an H&M scarf for some shade by day and a neck cozy by night. In the photo above, my brother, Isaac, his friend Sarah, and I await the dulcet tones and unconventional confetti apparatus of Tenacious D.
Sure, in the fashion landscape of Sasquatch 2012, there were plenty of sundresses, underwear-as-outerwear configurations, unfortunate short short cutoffs, furry legwarmers, Kokanee Girl gold unitards, ironic tees, and Ray Bans. But the greatest of these were the Fraggles (photo below, and other great Sasquatch pics, from Brooklyn Vegan).