Through the cluster of cowboy hats, bikini tops and boots emerged a few stars of the Carolina Country Music Fest.
They posed for photos. They chatted up women. At least one received an unsolicited kiss.
And no one knew their names.
All the crowd saw was a group of guys wearing cutoff overalls and Daisy Dukes. Cowboy boots? A must. Shirts? Optional.
“Society has this whole sexist thing,” said Clay Forenpohar, a mini-jort clad 21-year-old in town with some buddies from Camp Lejeune. “Girls can do this. Girls can do that. Why can’t guys wear short shorts? … We’re just here to have a good time.”