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Here's What Country Music Fans Look Like In New York City

The Yanks and city slickers donned their best interpretation of country chic at the first ever FarmBorough Music Festival in New York City over the weekend.

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This past weekend New York City held FarmBorough, its first-ever country music festival.

A lineup of country stars, anchored by chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley, performed for a rowdy Yankee crowd.
Elena Childers

A lineup of country stars, anchored by chart-toppers Luke Bryan, Brad Paisley, and Dierks Bentley, performed for a rowdy Yankee crowd.

Here's what cowboys and cowgirls look like in the Big Apple:

1. Even up North, you aren't a true country fan without the proper hat.

Rachael and Lindsay, New York
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Rachael and Lindsay, New York

2. Seriously, hats are of utmost importance.

Michael and Rachael, New Jersey
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Michael and Rachael, New Jersey

3. Especially if you want to pull off that rough-and-tough cowboy look.

Frank, Phil, and Richard, New York
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Frank, Phil, and Richard, New York

4. If you're a truly dedicated country fan, you'll rock cowboy boots and a cowboy hat at the same time.

Alicia, Los Angeles
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Alicia, Los Angeles

5. Patriotism was a popular motif.

Biskit, California
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Biskit, California

6. The most festival-friendly expression of your love for America? A fanny pack, of course.

Cait, New York
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Cait, New York

7. Red, white, and blue is the unofficial dress code.

Amanda and Joanna, New York
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Amanda and Joanna, New York

8. Bonus points for being part of a team!

Jennifer, New YorkMegan, Connecticut
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Jennifer, New York

Megan, Connecticut

9. FarmBorough took place during New York City's Pride celebrations, so some rainbows were to be expected. #LoveIsLove, even for country fans.

Laura, New YorkTim, New Jersey
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Laura, New York

Tim, New Jersey

10. There were plenty of flower crowns, because a country music festival is still a music festival.

Allison and Allie, New York
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Allison and Allie, New York

11. But the true pros rock their cowboy attire and flower crowns simultaneously.

Samantha, VirginiaHannah, CaliforniaChristi, Georgia
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Samantha, Virginia

Hannah, California

Christi, Georgia

12. Jorts have always been a festival-fashion staple, but never have they looked so right.

Megan, New YorkKeri, New Jersey
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Megan, New York

Keri, New Jersey

13. The preppy, good ol' boy look was popular.

Jeff and Greg, New York
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Jeff and Greg, New York

14. So was tailgate chic.

Dominique, Princeton, New Jersey; Shelby and Angie, Montville, New Jersey
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Dominique, Princeton, New Jersey; Shelby and Angie, Montville, New Jersey

15. Practical ponchos abounded because, as Luke Bryan has made clear, "Rain Is a Good Thing."

Gina, Mike, and Jackie, New York
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Gina, Mike, and Jackie, New York

16. If you're going to forgo a cowboy hat, it's smart to wear something else to keep your head dry.

Rachel and Nicole, New York
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Rachel and Nicole, New York

17. The best accessory? A big ol' beer.

Aliyah, Jen, Kelly, and Marissa, New YorkJimmy and Ryan, New Jersey
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Aliyah, Jen, Kelly, and Marissa, New York

Jimmy and Ryan, New Jersey

18. Sky's out? Thighs out in some Daisy Dukes.

Hayley, Natalie, and Payton, New York
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Hayley, Natalie, and Payton, New York

19. A statement belt buckle is a must to show your country commitment.

Nicole, California
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Nicole, California

20. The bigger the buckle, the better.

Johnny, New Jersey
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Johnny, New Jersey

21. Keep it cute in some denim overalls.

Deanna, New Jersey
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Deanna, New Jersey

22. Or let it go free!

Never think you'd see an actual hillbilly in NYC, huh? Bless yer lil' heart.Tyler, California
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Never think you'd see an actual hillbilly in NYC, huh? Bless yer lil' heart.

Tyler, California

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