There's something in the air at Fun Fun Fun Fest (and we're not talking about the slightly incriminating clouds of smoke). Whether you're chatting with a loyal fan since the days in Waterloo Park or hanging out with a new recruit during this year's slightly modified layout along Auditorium Shores, fest-goers will tell you that Fun Fun Fun has a different vibe than most big music festivals,
So what makes FFF Fest so unique?
Our guess is the people. You won't find a more diverse crowd of people anywhere else than at Fun Fun Fun Fest. Meet a few of them here.
A little dust, mud and sun couldn't deter Silas from wearing this immaculate outfit. He was one of the best-dressed people at Fun Fun Fun — an easy title to claim when you're a fashion designer. Before he would agree to a photo, he asked for his pocket square to be straightened.
Zach couldn't stop dancing long enough to take one photo. But no one could blame him for grooving to Ginuwine — even when the Taco Cannon was brought out halfway through the set.
This colorfully dressed attendee was constantly being hassled by other festival-goers to pose for photos, but he didn't mind. "Poncilicreacion," is a performance artist — and Fun Fun Fun Fest is the perfect place to demonstrate his work.
Gordie was flattered he was told that he had a standout style. With a Wu Tang Clan chain and impossibly high hemline, how could he not represent the attitude of the festival?
The only thing brighter than the sun was Russ' statement hair piece.
When told that they had one of the best outfits at the festival, Bekah and Caleb just laughed and replied, "No, that can't be right." The couple matched their entire outfit down to the socks. Why? "Just for fun," they said.
We're not sure if the similarities between Ben and John Eric's getups were intentional, but their sleeveless vests and rolled-up "jorts" are the perfect example of typical fest fashion.
Festivals can often turn into adventures, but Ward's outdoorsman getup (and gregarious smile) still stood out among the outfits.
Rudy asked if it was okay if he continued to smoke around the photographer while he had his picture taken — just another example of the overwhelming courtesy exhibited by most FFF attendees.
Fun Fun Fun Fest is the only place where you can see someone get a dollar bill stapled to their forehead while Deafheaven plays live in the distance.
Ricky Starks and Scotty (of the tag team duo Scotty & Steve) duke it out during the final rounds of Anarchy Wrestling.
We're not sure what's more surprising: the fact that Chris brought a hammock with him to string between two trees at the Blue Stage or that no one seemed to mind that he (literally) set up camp so close to the action.