OPEN THREAD: Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers in Your Hair

I'm not going to San Francisco. Just Randall's Island.
Publish date:
June 5, 2015
sunscreens, open thread, flower crowns, music festivals

I can't believe I'm saying this, but: I'm going to a music festival tomorrow. I got invited to Governors Ball, and even though I have absolutely no idea what to wear to one of these dealies (other than sunscreen), I'm throwing caution to the wind and heading over to Randall's Island first thing in the morning for a day of trying not to feel old.

I'm looking forward to the music, of course—I think I'll check out Ryan Adams, Future Islands, and Björk, for sure—but there are so many "activities" to look into, too, like a life-size Connect Four, art installations, an incredibly creepy-looking silent disco (where everyone is wearing headphones), and of course, A FLOWER CROWN BOOTH.

I literally LOL'd when I read the description of it on the official website:

Want the must have accessory? Stop by the Flower Crown booth for a selection of flower crowns, head chains, and feather wraps. Dress your lovely locks with the best hair accessories out there! The hair gods will thank you later.

But then, I thought, maybe I should YOLO the hell out of this music festival. (Yeah, I used YOLO as a verb—what.) Maybe I should get a hackneyed, likely unflattering and uncomfortable, motherplucking flower crown.

I mean, why the hell not, right? It's gotta be better than this light-up faux-flower atrocity I found at CVS just a few days before I knew I'd be going this weekend:

I didn't buy that, of course, but now I'm thinking I should go get it and bring it with me as a backup plan in case the booth runs out of flowers or something. (Because there's no way in hell I'm doing a chain or feathers.)

And now, I turn to you for guidance...

  • Should I get a real, live music festival flower crown?
  • Have you ever gotten one?
  • Which sunscreen would you recommend I bring in my bag?
  • What are YOU doing this weekend?