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August 9, 2012

What I Wore to Lollapalooza...in 1992

First off, thanks to Sharon at The Tiny Heart for hosting the What to Wear to a summer concert link up today! As you can probably see from my photo, what I used to wear to a summer concert {or festival} is very different from what I wear now. The "then" outfit is actually, down to the pink Dr. Martens, exactly what I wore to Lollapalooza in 1992. Yes, I still remember exactly what I wore! Although, I don't remember how in the world I talked my parents into letting me and my little brother {in junior high} go. It was a blast...and where I developed a serious crush on Eddie Vedder.

Most recently, my style at the Austin City Limits Festival {ACL}was a bit more practical. My main focus was keeping the sun off my face in the day and staying warm at night if it was breezy, while wearing comfortable shoes. I also made sure to have a few essentials in my backpack like toilet paper, hand sanitizer and my iPhone.

Besides my style, one of the biggest changes {I am loving} is the growth of technology in this space. Before I even leave my house now, I download specific apps to make the concert or festival experience even better. Here are my two favorites:

  • Vivogig. Okay who isn't photo-obsessed these days?! With this unique music-focused app, you capture and share photos from concerts and festivals of all sizes {like my shot at Frank in Austin below}. I *love* seeing the viewpoints from others in the crowd...it is a pretty cool way to look at a show. You can also vote to help your favorite band climb the Vivogig charts-and win free tickets to concerts.
  • The festival app. ACL did a great job with their app and instead of the paper handout, I referred to this. I had my personal playlist set up so I knew exactly what stage I needed to be at and when. I also loved the diagram of the grounds so I knew where everything was on-site. 

What was your first music concert or festival? And, did I miss any must-haves that you take with you?

Then

Now
The Tiny Heart

18 comments

  1. I love how you did a little comparison between then and now! Oh, the doc Martens! I remember everyone wearing them but I never had a pair.

    Your current outfit is so cute and easy breezy! I had no idea about the apps, how neat! Thanks so much for linking up, Amber!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart JEWELIQ Giveaway!

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    1. Thanks Sharon! Yes, I was laughing a lot thinking about my Docs...wonder where they are now?!

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  2. I love the new outfit! It's so summery and comfortable! Love the hat too!

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  3. Love the then and now, oh the pink doc martens!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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    1. I am starting to wish I still had those docs...although not sure I would still wear them. :)

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  4. LOVE the then-and-now comparison, how fun! When I put together my summer concert post, I was thinking about Lillith Fair in the late '90s. :)

    Jen @ Librarian for Life Style

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    1. Thanks Jen-your blog is super cute...love your shoe feature!!!

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  5. What a drastic change! I still think either look is timeless, and will definitely bring back memories, regardless of style! Looking awesome.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I appreciate it! I'm now following you!

    Clare
    Understated Classics

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    1. Thanks so much! And, you're right, they are pretty timeless-I can't think of a time I haven't worn cut off shorts! :)

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  6. I think I had those pink boots. My style would have been very similar back then.

    Tara
    Penniless Socialite

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    1. HA-that is awesome Tara!!! I haven't ever known anyone who owned these!

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  7. I love both of these looks! perfect for festivals and concerts. :) Thank you for the app ideas! :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  9. Haha, nice. Love the "Now" look :)

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