Presenting the next-best thing. Topman and Nordstrom Men’s Shop are teaming up with acclaimed music blog Gorilla vs. Bear to bring you the best of the fest, as GvB reports live from Texas.
Follow@NordstromMenon Instagram and check back with Men’s Shop Daily throughout this weekend for impeccable people-watching and exclusive band portraits. And if you’re stuck at home—listen to Austin City Limits Radio to complete your vicarious festival experience.
[Pictured up top: Texas locals White Denim, playing an ACL pre-party
at the Austin Four Seasons this morning.]
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NOTE: If you live in Austin and care to experience ACL in real life—visit Nordstrom Barton Creek Square starting today, to enter for a free chance to win one of two pairs of tickets (one is VIP!) for Weekend Two of Austin City Limits.
Summer’s upon us, and with it—thanks in part to our ahead-of-their-time, Hendrix-digging forefathers at Woodstock, above—a season rife with obscure music genres like chillwave, mathcore and grub-step (we made that last one up). In other words: Summer Music Festivals.
Depending on your fest of choice, the forecast is likely to include sweltering heat with a 97% chance of attractive people everywhere. Hence, you’ll need some warm-weather essentials like tank tops, T-shirts, shorts and sunglasses—and handsome ones at that, ideally with colors and patterns that stand out from the proverbial crowd. Click the images below to shop our Editor’s Picks for front-row festival style:
Now that you have your basic style needs covered, here are a few more things you’ll need before shipping out to Bonnaroo, Sasquatch or Lollapalooza:
1. A Plan. Starting at square one? Our friends at GQ put out a handy decision tree for finding the right fest for you a few years ago—which remains hilarious, and accurate, today. And, if you’re headed to this weekend’s festivities in Indio, California, you might want to pack Fuse’s mood-based cheat sheet.
2. A Camera. Because when you’re in the middle of a remote desert, your phone battery will probably deplete itself posthaste searching for a signal. And you never know when something like this might happen.
3. Protection. We mean sunscreen, of course. What’d you think?
4 & 5. A Lighter to Wave…and a Change of Clothes. Because if past music festivals are any indication, things could get epic—or messy—at any given moment: