How To Show Respect At Music Festivals
They’re supposed to be fun. Let’s keep them that way.
If you’re not black, do not say the N-word, even if your favorite rapper is dropping it in their set
As Solange says, “Don’t be mad if you can’t sing along/ Just be glad you got the whole wide world; this us.”
If you don’t know the artist’s back catalog inside out, maybe you shouldn’t be up front
It’s frustrating to fans who’ve been waiting to jam out to their favorite musicians.
And don’t throw a tantrum because you didn’t hear something you wanted to
Yelling at artists is rude. They’re humans too!
Respect that some artists may perform music created specifically for marginalized people
If you’re not in that demographic or community, fall back and don’t try and use your whiteness and/or privilege to command space.
Stop appropriating other cultures; it’s never been cute
Don’t wear indigenous headdresses or West African dashikis if they don’t belong to you.
Crowds are thick but always be mindful of others trying to enjoy the performance too
Look around you and check your body privilege. Respect women, disabled people, POC, and folks in the LGBTQ community. Systems are constantly working against the people in society’s margins and impudence is wrong in any space.
Turn up but hold your liquor
It’s summer, pop your bottles, but get- ting so drunk that you want to fight and throw up is not cute.
And finally, clear the way if there’s an emergency
Get help if someone needs it.