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Identity Festival 2012: 15 Funky Fresh GIFs

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See also: Identity Festival at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavilion, 8/19/12 See also: Live Nation Looks to Cash In on EDM Rage with Identity Festival See also: Paul van Dyk on Why He Dissed Madonna, His Quest for the Perfect Track, and the Growth of EDM in America See also: Luke Romero on The Psychology of Club Nights, Star Wars Jokes, The Plight of Newbie DJs, and His Gig at This Weekend's Identity Festival


Identity Festival brought a full day's worth of EDM talent to Ashley Furniture Homestore Pavilion on Sunday, August 19. As cool as it was to hear Eric Prydz to play an extended sample of M83's "Midnight City," it was even more fun to spend the day people watching. A picture says a thousand words, but it only gives you so much perspective. With that, I made 15 GIFs of some of the most interesting festival goers. Check them out after the jump.

  When California's Wham-O toy company released the hula hoop in the late '50s, it knew that one day, after decades of come-and-go popularity, it would eventually find a home around the waist of dancing queens. Thank you, Wham-O. Thank you.

  It's hard to pull off a sleeveless denim vest. It's even harder to pull off Rainbow Brite hair. Bravo, young lady!

  Subaru product placement most certainly not intended.

  Part "Vogue," part "Macarena," 100% fierce.

  Their boy band-like precision is admirable.

  Willow Smith's biggest fan.

  All gingers have a crazy side.

  "Hey ladies, wanna play with my big orange balls?"

  Is he dancing to hardstyle or hardcore? The skinny jeans and floor punches are deceptive.

  The bedazzled fanny packs earn them the right to throw their hands in the air and wave them around like they just don't care.

  We call this move "the invisible soccer ball."

  Her moves are contagious, check out the bend and snap to the right.

  Sorry to break it to you, but glow sticks just don't have the same effect during the day.

  Disco may be dead, but this guy is bringing it back.

  So that's what Deadmau5 looks like without his mouse head.


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