by BRITTANY NEWELL
photography by ERIC EICH
Music fests are an anthropological field day. Not only do you get to bask in music all day long, but you also get to rub elbows (if you’re lucky) and backsides (if you’re not) with people you would normally do a U-turn to avoid. People of all ages and stripes (though ultimately united by a disposable income) are thrown together in a dusty fairground and made to get along by virtue of the sun, tunes, and smell of fried everything.