Sparkly stick-on rhinestones are Spring Awakening’s must-have accessory

While some at Spring Awakening donned colorful, faux-mouth bandanas, stick-on rhinestone designs stood out on foreheads.

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Festival-goers dance and pose at Audien’s set during Day 1 of Spring Awakening Music Festival in Hoffman Estates, Ill. on June 7, 2019. | Colin Boyle for the Sun-Times

Festival-goers dance and pose at Audien’s set during Day 1 of Spring Awakening Music Festival in Hoffman Estates, Ill. on June 7, 2019.

Colin Boyle/ For the Sun-Times

Though the musical festival may have gotten off to a soggy start, Spring Awakening seems to have been a huge success for festival goers.

The three-day festival wraps up today, but before it ends, there’s one music festival fashion trend that was all over Twitter: sparkly stick-on rhinestone designs. Often paired with glitter and bold, colorful eye shadows, these designs felt right at home in the musical festival atmosphere.

Spring Awakening, the annual electronic dance music (EDM) music festival, held its first event outside Chicago this year in northwest suburban Hoffman Estates at Poplar Creek. Sitting on 27 acres of land — three times as much space as the former Chicago site at Addams/Medill Park — the festival brought Rezz, Space Jesus and many more knock-out acts to the stage while festival goers danced, head banged and cheered for their favorite performers.

As with any music festival, attendees go all-out with their outfits, finding creative ways to express themselves. This year, festival goers used stick-on rhinestones to create designs on their foreheads and cheeks. Let’s hope none of them ended up with funky-shaped sunburns.

From small accents around the eyes to full-on forehead designs, here are looks we loved.

For men, and some women, bandanas worn over the mouth were the hit accessory.

For more great photos from this year’s Spring Awakening, check out our galleries from Day 1 and Day 2.

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