Everyone knows that country music and American pride go together like fireworks and the Fourth of July.
While country music is often filled with songs about long lost loves and finding a keg and filling your cup, it’s also pretty damn patriotic.
So it comes as no surprise that this year at Stagecoach, California’s Country Music Festival, daisy dukes and cowboy boots weren’t the only things people were wearing.
Festival goers were seen proudly donning star-spangled attire as if they had just returned from war, even if they were only attending the festival to drink Bud Light and get completely smashed while singing along to Jason Aldean and Luke Bryan.
Be it in a bandanna, swim trunks, bikini tops, cowboy hats, T-shirts or face paint, patriotism was a strong undercurrent to the festival as a whole.
Countless people were even carrying around and waving the American flag, and, of course, without exercising much care in its handling to protect it from becoming soiled or damaged. But don’t worry, I’m sure they destroyed those flags in a dignified way, preferably by burning, after the three-day festival came to a close.
“We live in the greatest country on earth.” That statement is rooted in every American — which is probably why country music fans at Stagecoach chose to show their red, white and blue.
But what do you think? Are these incredible displays of patriotism or just plain disrespectful?