Backstage with the Best-Dressed Bands at Northside

There was plenty of listening to be done at the Northside Festival this past week, but we couldn’t help but do some looking, too. From beach-ready cut-offs to skin-flaunting rompers, asymmetrical skirts to artfully worn T-shirts, the weekend offered up a veritable pu-pu platter of style. But what happened behind the scenes? We sent a photographer and a reporter to follow around a few of our favorite bands to see what they were wearing—and in the process learned that a bad shoe decision results in not just a fashion faux pas, but also a lot of blood.

Photos by Dan McMahon.
Additional reporting by Sara Intrator