@ZackTeibloom Come on festival lovers. You’ve got stories to tell. We want to hear them. If you were at ACL this weekend, you were ankle deep in hilariousness (and human feces.) Just this weekend, I was on stage with the Knux, talked someone into diving head first into crap, and had a Saturday night for the ages. But you know my stories. I want yours.
One of my favorite things about a music festival is there’s always someone acting more ridiculous than you are. It’s nearly impossible to embarrass yourself. The wild things come out and you just can’t top them. They have body paint on parts you barely expose in the shower. They’re defying the laws of physics, or at least they’re pretty sure they are.
We want your stories of the Wildest things you’ve seen at a festival. We’ll reward you with a prize package including the “Where the Wild Things Are” soundtrack, A WTWTA tote bag and crown all thanks to our friends at Filter.
All you need to do to enter is e-mail me Zack (at) festivalcrashers (dot) com with a story of the wildest thing you’ve seen at a festival. The more vivid and hilarious the better. If you have pictures, bonus. If you haven’t been to a festival or don’t have any great stories yet, find a great video online and analyze it for us. Whichever clip or story or picture with description entertains us the most, wins. You have until THURSDAY October, 8th at MIDNIGHT central time.
I’ll save my best festival stories for the winners post, but I scoured the Internet to find some clips of Wild Things doing their thing at a festival. We start with a guy who’s been drinking a tad too much and standing is no longer an option. Even with help from a fence.
This is my personal favorite. He’s either convinced he’s a snake or he’s trying to make sweet love to the ground. I was at this White Stripes show at Bonnaroo ’07 and, as much as I was ecstatic over seeing JW, I was pretty burned out as it was the fourth day of 100+ Tennessee heat. This guy is still in full festival stride. God bless him. He’s one with the festival. He’s where the wild things are.
More on the soundtrack: Featuring original music by Karen O, the soundtrack seamlessly marries sound to vision, with the help of some friends and fellow musicians. Dubbed Karen O and the Kids, the kids include Tristan Bechet (Services), Tom Biller (co-producer with Karen O and member of Afternoons), Bradford Cox (Deerhunter), Brian Chase (YYY), Dean Fertita (The Dead Weather), Aaron Hemphill (Liars), Greg Kurstin (The Bird and the Bee), Jack Lawrence (The Dead Weather), Oscar Michel (Gris Gris), Imaad Wasif (New Folk Implosion), Nick Zinner, (YYY) and an untrained children’s choir.