Let’s be honest. Rarely are you at a music festival when rain is pouring down or clouds are circling overhead. You’re buying a festival hat because your next adventure is taking you to the desert where the sun beats down and the warm days never end. You’re looking for your next hat you’re because you’re wondering what to wear to Coachella, because your festival jacket and your festival pants need just one more simple but unique touch.
Whether out in the desert or on an island beach, you’ll be nodding your head to the beat and moving with the rhythm and you’ll need something like that festival top hat because a music festival is the only place where you can let your freak flag fly and be celebrated for it. If you’re spending days out on the road and hours in the collective heartbeat of the crowd, you’ll need something wide-brimmed and lightweight to go with your other festival clothing ideas and keep you cool.
The beautiful thing about a music festival is that you don’t have to be who people want you to be. You don’t have to be different or fun or the life of the party. When the bass drops and the sound ripples out along the ground and through your feet you can just … be. And what better way to celebrate that freedom than with that straw round crown hat with floppy brim you’ve always wanted? What better way to enjoy the excitement and the vibes than with that new woven Panama?
Though the music festival scene has changed since the original Woodstock days of our parents’ coming-of-age stories, the original meaning was never lost. The festival ground is about expression. It’s about moving and it’s about enjoying yourself and letting yourself breathe. Air gets stale walking down the same city blocks and in the same 9-to-5 desk. You put on your new festival hat and you’re not there anymore.
As the days lengthen and the skies clear and the ocean breeze seems to reach you no matter where you’re standing remember that the next festival is just a weekend away. While music festivals are about freedom of expression, we would be remiss if we did not at least suggest to you that you might achieve your ultimate expression under the brim of a new hat. But you don’t have to take our word for it. Try on a fedora or a sunhat. Bring it with you to your next summer adventure and let us know how it made you feel.
Pretty good, we bet. Pretty good.