OK, so going to a festival is awesome, but we all know that movies tend to lie to us about the reality of the thing. A field full of a teenagers, metalheads and randoms crammed into giant crowds fueled by beer, excitement, and probably less legal substances... what could possibly go wrong?
Take a second to LOL at the movie image vs. reality of festival life...
Movie Festivals: Epic Music
The sweet sounds of intense riffs, live feedback and raw energy! Yeah!
Real Life Festivals: This Music
Crushed by the crowd, you get stuck listening to a bunch of tone-deaf losers, probably while mashed into the sweaty armpit of the hairy dude next to you.
Movie Festivals: Lovely Camping
The great outdoors! The magic of being with people you love under a vast canopy of stars, getting close to nature!
Real Life Festivals: Actual Camping
A rancid wasteland of trash, take-out cartons, crushed beer cans and... OH GOD, what even IS that?
Movie Festivals: Half-Naked Babes
The free and easy spirit of the festival makes everyone cut back and get loose, hopefully culminating in hot girls mud-wrestling in bikinis!
Real Life Festivals: Half Naked THIS GUY
The only people who take their clothes off in public are people you wish with all your heart would keep their damn clothes ON. This is a fact of life.
Movie Festivals: Awesome People
One of the magical things about the festival atmosphere is how open everyone is - just people getting together to have a good time, party hard, and kick back.
Real Life Festivals: These People
You will undoubtedly be accosted by Adult Baby, Booze-a-Tron, and Banana, and it will be just as much NOT FUN as it sounds.
Movie Festivals: Delicious Food
Get that grill grillin' and tuck in to some amazing grub al fresco - food has never tasted so good!
Real Life Festivals: You call this food?
An unbelievably foul glop of fast food that you'll have to pay at least $12 for the privilege of forcing down. Or, y'know, you pass out drunk and it ends up on your face.
Movie Festivals: Refreshing Drinks
There's no greater pleasure in life than an ice-cold brewski on a hot summer's day...
Real Life Festivals: Warm Drinks
Sadly, the only way you can afford festival booze is to smuggle it in your wellies, so warm, muddy cans are the best you're getting!
Movie Festivals: A Majestic Campfire
Winding down to the soothing strains of a lone guitar around a picturesque campfire is a sure way to feel love for your fellow man.
Real Life Festivals: Just a Fire
Oh. Some jerk-off just set a whole pile of garbage on fire and now you're running for your life, hoping that nothing you own is part of the blaze.
Movie Festivals: Crowdsurfing
Rock and roll is here to stay, y'all!
Real Life Festivals: Belly flop onto concrete
Warning: spatial awareness may suffer during inebriation.
Movie Festivals: Incredible Crowds
The roar of the crowd as you go wild to your favorite song is a life-affirming experience.
Real Life Festivals: Crowds
Some of the best acts will not be appreciated by the masses, and you'll be left loyally watching your top new rap act in this depressing setting.
Movie Festivals: Romance
Maybe - just maybe - you'll lock eyes with a smoking hottie, and the time will be right and it'll be a summer to be young and free and in love (or at least lust)...
Real Life Festivals: Dream on
The closest thing to festival romance you're getting IRL is this guy's sweaty nutsack jiggling in your face. Sorry.