Brits in bright socks 'under festival mud'

Published: 28th May 2008

Brits in bright socks 'under festival mud'
When attending muddy music festivals, raincoat-clad Brits still often wear dashes of colour, such as fun socks, it has been suggested,

Hadley Freeman, writing for the Guardian, suggested that most apparel seen at UK music events is practical and drab - a way of coping with the relentless rain.

She suggested that British cheer expresses itself through small flashes of bright colour.

"This can be seen in the self-pleasing dashes of colour, often hidden beneath the otherwise cerebrally sober and monotone outfits," Ms Freeman continued, giving as examples two festival-goers wearing grey with "fire engine-red socks" and stripy socks.

Earlier this month, a fire crew had to be called out to the Hay festival in Powys to pump water from the muddy field, which was rapidly transforming into a lake.

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