The festival saviour for all you vertically challenged punters out there

festival 14/06/2019

There's nothing quite as bad as waiting forever to see your favourite artist play, only to have your view blocked by a sea of giants when the day finally arrives. 

Look, not all of us can be blessed with the height genes of giraffes, and it can be a pretty rough ride down here. Usually at festivals all we can see are others' sweaty armpits and shoulders coming unnervingly close to our face as we desperately try to get a glimpse of the stage. 

Well PRAISE THE LORD for Dominic Wilcox, who's saved all of us vertically challenged peeps with his invention - the One Foot Taller spectacles.

"I was standing at a gig and turned to see a small woman dancing away but unable to see the band. This gave me the inspiration to design a way for people to see over obstacles such as tall people like me," Dominic said.

The glasses essentially allow the wearer to see from 30cm higher than their natural height allows, perfect for seeing over the heads of any crowd. Guaranteed better gigging. 

Dominic created the invention in response to Microsoft Surface's challenge to think up 'Extraordinary Solutions to Everyday Problems', and were shown at the exhibit at D&AD Festival in London on May 21-23, 2019.

Thanks Dom, we can't think of a better festie accessory tbh.