The summertime phenomenon known as city music festivals alights today in Louisville, Ky. The 2017 Forecastle Music Festival runs July 14-16, features headliners like Weezer and has led Gannett’s Courier-Journal today to espouse a front-page look more akin to an alt-weekly or glossy magazine.
That’s Taylor Kane McLeod as a musical mermaid, sporting splashes of glitter and photographed by Alton Strupp. Those splashes tie into a bigger glitter story this year. Festival organizers have listed glitter as one of the items not allowed at the event.
However, a piece by Courier-Journal reporter Kirby Adams clarifies that organizers mean glitter bombs and shiny specs of the portable kind. All because a lot of glitter is made of non-biodegradable plastic.
Adams helpfully lists some brands of glitter that are environmentally friendly, and ends with this assurance from the Forecastle folks:
A Forecastle spokesperson tells me not to fear: “No, we will not scrape it off your body at the gate.”
Bootie glitter fans, your Kentucky derriere is safe!
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