Let’s get this out of the way: “festival style” is not really A Thing. It certainly isn’t at Roskilde Festival, where by day two people are covered in a light but impermeable layer of dust that will remain until scrubbed off with dish-washing liquid.
But the people-watching at Roskilde; now that is very good. The range of human emotion and experience on display is, for me, far more interesting than any array of appropriative headwear that Coachella has to offer (and weirdly, this year at Roskilde too. What was with all the Native American headdresses?). This year’s chilly temperatures and rain meant that freak flags were flying at half-mast, mostly covered by rain ponchos and rainboots. Not to be deterred, people found a way to make those cool too.
Sure, look at the clothes if you want. But make sure you look at the pure joy on their faces.
Here’s what Roskilde Festival looks like, in all its grimy glory:
Bum Bags/Fanny Packs
Did we miss your favorite fashion/people-watching moment of Roskilde Festival? Share it with us in the comments!
All photos by Joshua Flowers