The Best Totems at Electric Forest

The Best Totems at Electric Forest (8)EXPAND
Ben Westhoff

At big music festivals like Electric Forest, totems are critical for meeting up with your friends — just stick 'em in the sky and your people will stop wandering in circles. These decorated placards-on-sticks have become tremendously popular in recent years, and Electric Forest attendees had some definite winners. For reasons no one could really explain, about half of them featured Sponge Bob. That's fine, but we give points for originality, and these are our favorites that did not involve Mr. Squarepants.

The Best Totems at Electric ForestEXPAND
Ben Westhoff
We suspect Bubba would really enjoy the Electric Forest. Many of the attendees are as open-minded as he, after all.EXPAND
We suspect Bubba would really enjoy the Electric Forest. Many of the attendees are as open-minded as he, after all.
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Try as we could, we could not secure a Lyft, nor even a simple mustache ride.EXPAND
Try as we could, we could not secure a Lyft, nor even a simple mustache ride.
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It’s one of those toy giraffes where if you press the button the legs get all jello-y!EXPAND
It’s one of those toy giraffes where if you press the button the legs get all jello-y!
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Wait for it…EXPAND
Wait for it…
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No animals were dosed in the making of this totem.EXPAND
No animals were dosed in the making of this totem.
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Owls are so dignified.EXPAND
Owls are so dignified.
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Classic. When it comes to totems, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.EXPAND
Classic. When it comes to totems, you don’t need to reinvent the wheel.
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Because isn’t Roy Lichtenstein the true godfather of the totem?EXPAND
Because isn’t Roy Lichtenstein the true godfather of the totem?
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“I eat shit like you for breakfast!”EXPAND
“I eat shit like you for breakfast!”
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Theoretically, this shouldn’t have worked, but goddam if they didn’t pull it off.EXPAND
Theoretically, this shouldn’t have worked, but goddam if they didn’t pull it off.
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We can take or leave the Chicago Bulls flag and the Natty Light banner, but Chunk gets us every time.EXPAND
We can take or leave the Chicago Bulls flag and the Natty Light banner, but Chunk gets us every time.
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A wise toad can enhance any psychedelic experience.EXPAND
A wise toad can enhance any psychedelic experience.
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No wonder that spunky little Thomas is always in such a good mood.EXPAND
No wonder that spunky little Thomas is always in such a good mood.
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#lovewinsEXPAND
#lovewins
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