Let's Help These People Make a Fun Fun Fun Fest Love Connection
Photos by Marco Torres
With the possible exception of traffic, there is no easier and worse place to fall in love than at a concert. There you are, minding your own business, soaking in the sounds, when you see that one person who just takes your breath away. You don't know anything about them other than that they make your heart race and that it's very likely they have good taste in music.
You make eye contact. They flash you a smile. You end up standing next to each other singing along. Everything is great and the world is a beautiful place. Then the show ends and you and the temporary object of your affection part ways, perhaps never to cross paths again.
When you consider the amount of people that hit a festival like Fun Fun Fun Fest, it's no surprise there were a ton of people who found love and then saw it walk out the festival gates.
Some of them refuse to let love walk away so easily.
Enter Craigslist, that digital den of chaos you use to find cheap furniture, freelance writing gigs, and casual encounters. The site have a section for missed connections where people try and find those temporary objects of affection in hopes of making them something a little more permanent.
Over the last few days, folks have turned to Craigslist in hopes of finding that special someone with whom they shared a moment at Auditorium Shores. I can't help but remember the old days when I too used to fall temporarily in love at shows, and knowing that these people haven't let go of the dream yet just warms my heart.
With that in mind, I present a few of these missed connections in hopes that one of you out there is the person being searched for. After all, music may not be the most important thing when it comes to compatibility, but it is important.
you popped up next to me at rj near the end of his amazing set. you had bangs and black hair and red lipstick on. I cant remember much else other than you were extremely cute and we smiled at each other a few times while dancing. i saw you call out to a stockier (maybe asian?) looking guy as the show finished and i had to run off.
weird if you see this on here but fuck why not give it a shot!
RJD2 played at the same time as Snoop Lion and FLAG, so that eliminates a good chunk of the crowd as the potential missed connection. Whether that hurts or helps the search is something only the fates know.
More missed connections on the next page.
To Ryan who I met at MIA. I wish I had got your number because I think you're really cute and a great dancer. I was meant to go to Red7 but I bailed. I regret not kissing you. From the Australian girl with diamontes on her eyes x
This is why you always go to Red 7 when you say you will -- you don't want to regret the kiss you never attempted.
It was maybe minor, but wow I felt a thing for you back there waiting for tenacious d. missed connection enough that you asked me my name, and smoked me out. um... let's talk more? :)
Consider this: this man had a girl ask him his name and smoke him out, and that only registered as a minor moment to him. Can you imagine how exciting his life must be? Tara, every minute you don't respond to this post you're missing countless moment of excitement.
We talked for a min. I'm white, have tats. You were with a girlfriend. You stood up on the seat. You're cute.
Being the white guy with tats at a Misfits show doesn't exactly make one a special snowflake. Let's just hope this seat-stander didn't talk to any other boys while she was at the show.
You made sure my bike and I made it safely home from the Fest. And then you crashed making a right onto Barton Hills Drive (it's okay). We parted ways at Trailside. Your name was Patrick -- I should have gotten your number....
If you see this, email me with what kind of dog I have.
Patrick, you must rule. Not only are you a gentleman, but she still wants to know more about you after you crashed in front of her.
More missed connections on the next page.
I assume a lot of love connections were made while Big Freedia was on stage.
You wore a greenish coat and black boots. The coat had a hood and a waist string. The boots seemed just below the knees with flat strings. Your hair was straight and had a black red like color. You sat near me as we waited for the show to start. You passed in front of me as you left. I wore jeans and a army green coat.
It was on Saturday between 6:00pm-7:30pm
If by chance you see this...
"Where did you guys meet?"
"Anarchy Championship Wrestling was doing its thing at Fun Fun Fun Fest 2013. I was there. She was there. I was wearing a green coat. She was wearing a green coat. It was love at first sight."
We kept passing each other throughout the festival. I smiled at you and made sure you knew it was directed towards you. You had black shoulder length hair with bangs and was wearing either a black dress/skirt on Friday. Saw you around again on Sunday wearing blue denim shorts and a black spaghetti strapped shirt. Was hoping I would pass you again to try and talk to you but to no avail.
If you think this was you describe what I was wearing
I just love the fact that this person went all in with a Beetlejuice reference. That's awesome. I just hope their fashion was as memorable as their headline.
Hi, L. We were both excited for Sparks. We chatted and joked during set-up and a bit between songs. You were hoping for "Try Outs for the Human Race"("Duh"), got just as excited for "Academy Award Performance," and left mid-way after a weird sound tech error. Thought you should know Sparks did perform "Try Outs for the Human Race". It was a great set.
Anyway, you're witty and fun. Get in touch to talk more music and goofy stuff.
I love this letter. I hope L sees it. I hope there's more talk about goofy stuff. I hope.
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