so underrated: getting caught in the rain with several thousand other festivalgoers. huddling, soaked & laughing, in the overhang of a parking garage for almost two hours while the rain pelts down, occasionally abating for a few teasing minutes.
then, when the rain truly holds up, re-treading the flooded concert grounds in hordes to retrieve chairs, blankets, bags, now drenched. there is nothing to do but joke about it.
then settling down again when the sun reappears & turns all things steamy & warm again. then, finally, music.