Sunday, July 1, 2012
Don't Be That Guy: Summer Festival Edition
"What's this? You're wearing the shirt of the band you're going to see? Don't be that guy." ~ Jeremy Piven (Droz) P.C.U.
June was a busy month for me and the family. Back to back weekends of Taste of Syracuse and Balloonfest made for some fantastic people watching. Combine that with a recent week long vacation to the Delaware Beaches and I've been vividly reminded about the guy you don't want to be during the summer festival season.
Acoustic Guitar Guy: I'll let Belushi handle this one.
Shirtless Guy: I get it, summer weather is precious in CNY. But still, is it too much to ask to put something on? Something maybe like...
Guy Who Wears Jersey of a Player No Longer on the Team: I love this guy. It's 2012 and he's strolling around in his tattered Shaq Lakers jersey, his Johnny Damon Yankee jersey (bonus penalty for having a Yankee jersey with a name on the back), or his faded Carmelo Nuggets jersey. Actually, I've got issues with grown men wearing jerseys outside of attending a live sporting event, but that's another story.
Wine Slushie Guy: Not that there's anything wrong with a grown man drinking a wine slushie.
Fanny Pack Guy: Not. A. Good. Look.
Cliff Clavin: This is the the guy who knows everything about the festival you are at. Whether its balloons or food he's always talking loudly and spouting info that is wrong. "You know the first hot air balloon was invented when a fat woman's underwear drifted out over a campfire."
Parents Who Let Their Kids Go Absolutely Crazy: This always makes for a fun time for everyone...little kids running around screaming, out of control...fun times. I'd like to tell this guy that if I wanted to experience this, I'd stay at home with my kids and tell them Disney On-Demand is no longer working.
Enjoy the summer festival scene boys and girls.
Previously on Don't Be That Guy:
Youth Sports Edition
March Madness Bracket Edition
Super Bowl Party Edition
Carrier Dome Edition
Fantasy Football Edition