How To Flirt And Pick Someone Up At A Summer Music Festival

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No matter what your favorite music genre is, there is a music festival out there for you. Once SXSW rolls around in March, with Coachella not far behind it in April, music festival season becomes epically alive once June is in full swing, and it stays that way until Labor Day.

While the official era of peace and love may have changed a bit since Woodstock, the most famous festival of all time, that doesn't mean there's zero hope in trying to find someone with whom to have some fun while you're off doing your festival thing. Besides, the summer was made for flings, and Grease will attest to that.


And you never know, once you learn how to flirt with these flirting tips, your Firefly or Lollapoolza crush could lead to something more.

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1. Rock a headband.

Why? Because it's standard attire at festivals, and also likely to lead to a conversation starter as every dude you come across asks, "WHY DOES EVERY WOMAN WHERE A HEADBAND AT THESE THINGS?" If you can solve this mystery, you can let us know after your love connection.

2. Be generous.

What are you holding? Some smuggled-in top shelf homemade margaritas disguised as Gatorade? Offering a cute guy something you have that he doesn't, that's also going to get everyone feeling even more awesome than they already do, is success times a hundred.


No one turns down homemade margaritas when they've been dancing in the sun for hours.

3. Ask for directions to a food stand.

You may have drinks to share, but what happens when you realize you're hungry? At every festival there's that one particular food stand or truck that is the best of the best, at least according to your fellow revelers.

And yes, you may be able to see where that truck is thanks to the line, but it still plays in your favor to approach a hot guy with the fish tacos and say, "That looks amazing! Where did you get them? I might get lost... walk me there?"

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4. Play show and tell with your tattoos.

Not to stereotype, but of all the festivals I've gone to — and there have been many — the majority of the concert-goers had at least one tattoo. However, of the tattoos you can see, do you ever think about how many you can't see?

A little playful, "I'll show you mine, if you show me yours" is a half notch away from first base.


5. Ask about your grass stains.

One of the easiest maneuvers to pull off at a festival in the world is the, "Do I have ____ on my butt?" You both play upon a guy's needs to be visually seduced, and you will have already opened up a conversation.

From grass stains to dirt to your BFF's punch because she can’t handle her liquor, you could really, possibly, almost definitely have lots of things on your butt.

6. Own it!

Festivals are the place to be THAT person. Who is THAT person? Well, the one who lets their freak flag get even freakier and fly even higher than usual. Have you ever heard the stories that come out of a weekend at Burning Man?

There's no better way than being you times 100 for all to see when it comes to scoring with the gentlemen folk. If you're the girl all the guys have been gawking at for 30 minutes dancing in her own world, and you approach some lucky fella, do you really think he's going to walk away? No.


He's going to wipe the drool from his mouth, and follow you around like a puppy. Which will make sense, of course, as you're likely to be adorned head to toe in faux fur. 

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Amanda Chatel is a writer who divides her time between NYC and Paris. She's a regular contributor to Bustle and Glamour, with bylines at Harper's Bazaar, The Atlantic, Forbes, Livingly, Mic, The Bolde, Huffington Post and others. Follow her on Twitter or Facebook for more.