Dressing for the Gala Event

When asked by The Observer what to expect at the Gala Event shows, Adam Yauch replied:
"Basically, you've got to dress to impress. Don't show up in your dirty knickers and your flip-flops. You should be wearing your finest: black tie if possible."
Obviously, Mr. Yauch has never attended a festival as a concert-goer. At a festival, a concert-goer's main needs and concerns are comfortable shoes (such as flip-flops), sunscreen, food and water -- not formal wear.

By the time the Beastie Boys take the stage at the Sasquatch Music Festival, I guarantee our knickers will be dirty (or possibly lost) and our flip-flops full of grass and dirt (or possibly lost).

19 comments:

3:33 PM klepto said...

you heard the man! dress to impress dammit! ;D

3:35 PM Hot Sauce said...

Is it sufficient if I wear fancy knickers?

I could wear a bow tie.

:P

3:43 PM klepto said...

whatever makes the boss man happy!! ;)

3:46 PM Emily said...

I'm going to be dressing for comfort. It's hard to stay clean all day.

If it wasn't a festival, I'd dress to impress for sure.

4:00 PM paulbonardelli said...

ill dress to impress at one of the shows...

4:04 PM Hot Sauce said...

I will dress to impress at a non-festival show.

Prolly Paris.

4:20 PM doc said...

I strongly suggest no flip flops. You're going to lose a toenail!

4:26 PM Hot Sauce said...

If I can successfully wear flip-flops to Rage Against the Machine at Coachella, I think I can wear them at Sasquatch. I wouldn't wear flip-flops inside a venue (like at a proper show), but outside, they're perfect.

4:44 PM doc said...

I'm mighty impressed by the Rage story. But that might have been just luck. My friend lost several toenails at a Pumpkins outdoor show. I'm just putting the information out there for your benefit. Plus you should have some arch support, if you're going to be standing all day. :-P

5:20 PM Hot Sauce said...

It doesn't matter what I wear on my feet. Jenny's new Adidas are going to put everybody's feet to shame.

6:50 PM Anonymous said...

I just paid a visit to the tailor this morning... you wont miss me on the night of the Gala

7:27 PM jenny said...

omg omg omg, ok so should I bust out one of my old bride's maid dresses? WTF? I guess I should wear some sort of groovy dress to the Croc show, that's what I'ma call it, 'The Croc Show' omgomogmogm I'm goin to the Croc SHOW! Them Adidas shall be busted out at Squatchenheimer Fest fo sho. I'm plain stoopid right now. Woo!

8:57 PM fonky said...

In Paris I'll be wearing an apron............only!! ;b

2:27 AM Dazza McGazza said...

Hey, I wore a tuxedo to the Beasties' London gig in 2004 but so many people didn't bother to make an effort. Black Tie all the way.

10:46 AM fonky said...

I played a sort of Shazam! superhero for the 2004 gig in Milan! :b It's on the awesome DVD!!! I shall now undress to impress! LOL!

11:23 PM Anonymous said...

Knickers? Is he British now?

12:59 AM Hot Sauce said...

The Observer is published in London. He's just using regional-appropriate language.

10:51 AM friis said...

wouldn't a west be something you could be impressing with at a festival?

11:24 AM Hot Sauce said...

@ Friis: Huh?

I went shopping in Seattle yesterday and bought a special Gala event outfit for the Croc Cafe show tonight.

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