After all the Eminem excitement, my sister Terri Berry and I decided to take it easy at Lollapalooza yesterday. We got a couple of Bud Lights, spread our beach towel on the lawn and sat in the sun to listen to the Cars.
I wore a Pucci top I got years ago. According to gorgeous blogger Ann of Annimal House — who has the same top — it’s from a 2005/2006 collection by Matthew Williamson.
Speaking of tops, I was amused by this guy’s t-shirt.
After the Cars finished, the clouds crept in. Then the rain started. We got our Totes ponchos on and tried to wait it out …
… but eventually we fled along with thousands of other people. After an hour or so, the rain subsided so we returned and watched people play in the mud till the Foo Fighters came on.
We spread out our black plastic garbage bags — we came prepared — and sat down in a not-so-muddy spot. As the Foo Fighters launched into “The Pretender,” TerriB looked over my shoulder and said, “I wonder if that big cloud is going to cause trouble.” I took a look and, according to my sister, turned back with a Larry David-worthy expression.
A downpour that put the previous rain to shame hit before the song was done. We ran for it. When we got to the train station, I took off my poncho and had TerriB take a picture of my bedraggled state.
What Wendy Wore in the Rain
Top: Pucci (2005 or 2006)
Shorts: Sanctuary (2010)
Bag: Purchased in Positano (2001)
Our shoes were so wet that we bought socks in the train station and wore them home.
When our father, GeorgeB, picked us up from the train, he said, “Hello, teenagers!” TerriB had been wondering aloud what he thought of us since Saturday, when he dropped us off to catch the train into Chicago. We barely made it to the station on time, so we ran to get to our track. TerriB kept saying to me, “He’s driving us to go to a concert and we’re running off like kids … but we’re adults!”
Meanwhile, I can’t stop wondering what happened to the front-row Foo Fighter fans, having developed a better understanding of their situation due to my front-row Eminem experience. Did the Foo fans desperately hold their ground despite the deluge? After all, they’d probably put in seven hours of waiting time when the first shower hit. Or was the rain so bad they had to abandon their spots? Inquiring minds want to know!
OMG you are wearing flats!Still glam although drenched. Don’t know how you do it. I would have loved to see The Cars, in fact I was listening to them the other night!
Well done for sticking it out through the 1st downpour. I am sad it rained on you, but also happy to see that it is not only Glastonbury that gets muddy. Ahhh it is great to be a kid again. Love that you bought snuggly socks for the trip home.
Please share what lipstick you are wearing! I’m so impressed how it held up in this post and the past one.
My favorite: MAC’s Pro Longwear Lipcolor in Lasting Lust.
The Style Crone says
I covet your Pucci top!
You look adorable in your rain coat and love your colored top, looks like you had a wonderful time! 🙂
Love your blog too, so glad I found you on Twitter! I’m @oceandreams4u – Have a great week!
Susan Tiner says
Glad to hear you’re having so much fun with your sis!
You do bedraggled proud!
And ugh…there’s just no way I could play in the mud.
How do you do wet poodle so chicly! I’d call it effortless but i know you’d hurt me.
Close call, missy!
audrey marie says
love your top!! i just went friday so i missed muddy sunday but i have to admit – it looks kinda fun!
I like that Pucci top. Very much a summer shirt.
(My anti-spam word was Toast. This amused me.)
Those socks are so fluffy I’m gonna die!
And since my anti-spam word is “wave,” did anyone do the wave at Lolla? 😛 Also: Any re-enactments of Woodstock 1994 regarding mud people?
Wendy you and your sister are so gorgeous!
I’m loving your outfits and the red lipstick as well as the fantastic photos that you took for the last 3 posts. You were so lucky to watched, listened and enjoyed such a cool and diverse group of artists. Lucky, lucky girl!
Aw, thank you!
Eryka Garbutt says
All in all sounds like you had a fabulous day one you will not forget in a hurry
You look so cute even soaking wet. x
This is making me so nostalgic for sister time! Even though we fought everywhere we went together.
Lookin’ good even after nearly drowning…Woot woot for sisterly QT!
I can’t believe you went TWO days in a row! That’s something I would have done in 1991!!!
Such a fun post! Too many things to choose from… the bud light cup is so chic! I have fuzzy socks like those! LOL over the Larry D. expression!!
The Styley says
I’m impressed by how well your lipstick held up, despite the weather. It looks perfect!
You look adorable even all rained out:(
always so amazed at how great you are about re-wearing prior seasons….you must take fantastic care of your clothing….I would have DEFINITELY stained or ripped that beautiful Pucci shirt somewhere along the way…I suppose that is what is wonderful about designer clothing…not falling apart after a few wears is worth the extra dough, no?
Looks like you had fun regardless of the rain.