Instagram Vs Reality: Going To A Festival

Its not all blues skies and bunting....

1) On Instagram, it’s all sunshine, blue skies and getting tanned at the main stage

Bad Religion.

A photo posted by @coachella on

But any festival we’ve been to brought more risk of trench foot than getting any tan lines…

2) Festival style? The girls on Instagram have always got it down

Ladies of NYC are super stylish and #refinery29 captured some seriously amazing looks this past weekend at gov ball. These were a couple of my favorite. #repost #regram #pintrest #festival #festivalstyle #govball #fashion #nyc #neverendingfestival

A photo posted by Neverending Festival Style (@neverendingfestival) on

We have only one festival look… Waterproof

3) Let’s be honest, festival tents on Instagram are usually nicer than our actual house…

Lovely home for the next few days with @dorsetteauk! #dorset #glamping #glampotel #outdoors #wareham #glampotel #belltent #sunshine #summer #timeforacuppa #caddycamping

A photo posted by The Girl Outdoors (@sianannalewis) on

In reality, your pitch will look like this… And then it’s downhill from here on

5) Fancy dress on Instagram is legitimately awe inspiring

Carnival Parade. #Bestival 2014. A photo posted by Bestival (@bestival) on

At a real festival? Onesies, as far as the eye can see…

6) On Instagram you’re always at the front for your favourite band’s set

Main Stage Crowd! #Bestival 2014.

A photo posted by Bestival (@bestival) on


7) People at festivals on Instagram are eating super healthy all weekend long

Sorry for the lack of porridge posts – I was mugged last weekend so I have no phone. I am off to South Africa until mid July travelling so will be using a camera to post instead of a phone. Anyway, in the blog today – I am talking about the rise in #freefrom and #veganfriendly food trucks and stalls in the UK, as well as more healthy options than the usual greasy offerings! ???????????? A photo posted by Julia (@themorningbowl) on

 Reality? You’ll eat whatever is cheapest and will keep you alive

8) According to Instagram, you’ll camp next to these guys and become fast friends…

Had such an amazing time at lightning in a bottle with these ladies ???? I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world #girlstrip #beasquad #festivalfriends #LIB #somuchlove #myfavorites

A photo posted by Carley Russo (@carley_russo) on

In reality, you’ll crack open your first drink as these guys pitch up next to you…

8) The journey home on Instagram is happy, easy and a great end to the weekend…

#journeyhome #thisworkinglife #ITSSOOSUNNNNNYYY @harrygarne

A photo posted by Rosie Knott (@rosieaok) on

 In reality? By the time you leave you’re so tired you’re not 100 per cent sure you are human anymore…

Festival goers begin to head for home following the 2009 Glastonbury Festival in Pilton


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