When I came across this quote, it really made me think about how true this actually is. Rain is something that can bond strangers together no matter what the situation is. If you are without an umbrella, you can either make a run for it, or take the chance that a friendly stranger may be willing to lend you some space to share underneath theirs. Within this short time, you can start a conversation or simply share the moment of walking in the rain together.
This quote by Greil Marcus was in reference to all the rain during Woodstock. Take this quote for what it’s worth, and think about it next time you are at festival and it starts to rain. If sets get postponed, meet new people around you and make the most of the situation. Chances are, you will form new friendships and meaningful memories to take home with you.