Looking at music festival photos, we can’t help but gush about how much fun those revelers must have had. Imagine all those great acts! All those loud cheers! All those raised arms! All those happy smiles!
But if you stop to think about it, music festivals don’t exactly offer the most comfortable experience on the planet. Imagine the scorching heat. The sticky crowd. The standing for hours on end. The lack of a decent restroom with tiled walls and an abundant supply of toilet paper.
Newsflash: the discomfort is part of the music festival appeal! At such a venue, you learn to suck it up, forget your personal space issues, and yes, throw hygiene to the wind. At the end of the day, you can smile a huge, exhausted, and exhilarated grin and tell yourself, “I SURVIVED.”
We’ve rounded up some festival do’s to help you coast through your first-ever Manila Music Festival. We’re thoughtful like that.
So here's a recap, and a photo you can share. The bare BARE necessities:
We know, we know: it’s more practical to come to a music festival in the comfiest of clothes. Nobody wants to get all dressed up, only to get the spiffy new outfit that took you hours to pick out desecrated by sweat, grime, mud, or a nasty combination of all of the above. That’s why shapeless T-shirts, plain tank tops, and shorts that have seen better days are de rigueur in such settings.
But lately, more and more brave souls have been showing up at music festivals in costume. In fact, at some festivals such as Bestivaland T in the Park in the UK and Ultra in the US, revelers are encouraged to come in costume to hike up that crazy celebratory mood! Whether it’s a basic creation achieved with yards of cloth and a pair of trusty scissors or an elaborate number that merits its very own float parade, the festival folks in full costume always look like they’re having the most fun in the entire congregation.
For the first-ever Manila Music Festival, that’s exactly the vibe we want to have: that bold, balls-to-the-wall bravado that comes when people aren’t afraid to look ludicrous in the name of fun.
We hereby challenge you, our pioneering Manila Music Festival audience, to show up on May 1 at the Alphaland Bay City incarnival-inspired attire. Let’s show the entire world that Pinoys know how to party in silly style!
Go on and do a search on Google for some carnival-themed costume ideas.
or just click on these links to see some really ridiculous ones:
The Manila Music Festival site is a 200 meter x 150 meter portion of reclaimed land right along the coast of Manila Bay. The perimeter of the festival grounds is literally meters away from the sea wall. This is a portion of Manila Bay where the air is fresh and there is wide open breathing space. This is definitely a priceless feature in a city as dense as ours. It's located on Alphaland Bay City, Aseana Avenue in Paranaque with access from Macapagal Avenue (near the Mall of Asia)
Prepare to be overwhelmed... by a whole lot of blues!
and couple this awesome aview with your favorite tunes, and you have Manila Manila Festival. See you on May 1 everyone.