An in-Tents Festival

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Think “music festival” and hipsters in tents may not be what comes to mind.

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Many parties at Modern Sky Festival made sure to bring or rent a tent for the day – staying overnight was not allowed – for a variety of reasons.

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I’ve never been to a camping ground in China, but this scene was most reminiscent of the beaches, where the tents are often much more densely packed than this.

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Some tents were funkier than others.

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Some just contained funky people. One major purpose was for those people to avoid a sun burn.

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The areas around tents also were focal points of activity.

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A walk by the tent entrances was always sure to reveal some of the most popular styles of the festival like graphic tights and two-tone shoes.

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Or polka dot dresses.

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It seems a bit like getting a private room at a karaoke parlor or restaurant – also extremely popular practices in China.

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The tents also offer escapes when the audiences tire of preening.

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And there was often a game of cards going on outside the tent doorstep.

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