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25 Things That Happen At Every Indian Music Festival

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1. You'll wake up realising that the day is finally here, and feel giddy with anticipation for what's about to come.


Music, booze, drugs, fun.

2. In accordance with this anticipation, you get your drink on before you reach the venue.

3. But your high comes crashing down with the enormous line you face, irrespective of what time you arrive.

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4. And then of course, go through a line of security so intense, it's as if you're going in to meet the president.

Could you please empty your pockets, bag, shoes, boxers.

5. You'll try to get the high back by hitting the bar. You won't be able to because the bar will be more crowded than the entrance.

And drinks will end up costing half a month's salary.

6. Before going to the festival, you will make an elaborate schedule, allowing you to go for the acts you really, really want to see.

This will not happen, because you will get totally swept up in the excitement of the festival.

7. Which is fine, because you will most likely know only one out of the twenty acts anyway.

What's a Mutemath?

8. You will see a lot of people dressed like this. / Via The only thing more hipster than a hipster is an Indian hipster

9. There will also be plenty of people wearing the merchandise of said act, probably knowing only about one song by the band/DJ.

10. There will be plenty of people who pass out, puke and achieve self destruction before the first song is even played.


More often than not, it will be your friend.

11. There will be neon lights, and tights on more than 80% of people in attendance. Even if it's a rock concert.

12. And shirtless guys. Lots of shirtless, sweaty guys.

13. There will be no cell reception, no matter which carrier you have.

Guess you'll have to tweet, Instagram, and Facebook hours later.

14. Which results in you getting lost in the sea of thousands.

And probably not seeing the group you came with till the next day.

15. But that's okay, you'll find another group to chill with.

Pretty easily in fact.

16. You're definitely going to smoke, snort or do something else illegal with random strangers.


So much for that massive security check.

17. There will be the hardcore fans.

18. And some who are dressed up with less clear themes...

Like these cool kids from NH7 Pune

Like these cool kids from NH7 Pune

19. And err, these guys.

20. At some point in the night, you will HAVE TO use this.

And it probably won't be as clean as the ones pictured.

And it probably won't be as clean as the ones pictured.

21. Everyone will go absolutely crazy for that one song that EVERYONE knows.

22. Although, you might possibly miss half the show due to the massive 9-foot people standing in front of you.

Perfect spot indeed.

23. And of course due to all the girls that love to shoulder surf.


And some guys too.

24. Everyone will try and dance excitedly and insanely in the very very limited space that they have.


They will all (violently) succeed.

25. By the end of it, you will be dehydrated, drunk, and physically incapacitated for the foreseeable future.

But should you go for the next one?

Yes. Absolutely, you should.