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He did not like festivals: too many people, too noisy, too chaotic. He would never go to one on his own, but it was his best friend’s birthday and the guy wanted to have a blast at a big festival with their group of friends. That was how he found himself tumbling through this endless stream of people after being dragged by his five buddies who were all social animals to an annual festival by the sea on a fine spring day. He did not like the festivity, but he liked the sea, so it was not a totally torturous ordeal.