Outsized Lands

Coinciding with the hottest day of the year decade um, ever, Outside Lands rolled back into San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park today for a long weekend of music, tie-dye shirts, fancy sponsor installations, and more.
Welcome to the Windmills

Welcome to the Windmills

Festival organizers did their homework and added a number of authentic San Francisco-friendly touches to keep the good natured, eco-sensitive and dietary restricted citizens here feeling right at home…and us New Yorkers just terribly bewildered:

To get started, San Francisco’s ever-present pro-pedal group the SF Bike Collation is on-site providing free valet bike parking. (By the way, doesn’t “valet bike parking” feel a wee bit oxymoronic? Like “Pabst Blue Ribbon bottle service”. Or “professional hacky sack”. Or “clean hippie”?)

Of course there’s a human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thingy:

Human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thingy

Human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thingy

And certainly all sorts of recycling:

Yay Recycling!

Yay Recycling!

I’m fine with all that (except maybe the Human-powered-puppet-show-wagony-thing), but I just couldn’t get over the healthy food-only options!* There are farmer’s market-esque stalls next to fruit smoothies and gluten-free, organic-vegan-mash and even Whole Foods has a booth!

Oh, and there’s a wine shed – a wine shed??? Come on, Pearl Jam and Tenacious D are headlining!!! Oh wait, the Dave Mathews Band is playing too? OK, I guess a wine shed make sense, but still…

Farm Stands???

Farm Stands???

Gluten-Free, blah blah

Gluten-Free, blah blah

Smoovee

Smoovee

Whole Wha?

Whole Wha?

Fancy-Pantsy

Fancy-Pantsy

Outside Lands runs through Sunday evening. Bring your own funnel cakes and a jacket (because one of these nights, mark my words, the fog will roll in and it will get cold!)

*Note to my fantastically literal San Francisco fact-checking fans…yes, there are also some other normalish festival foods. But there sure are a lot of healthy options, and that’s just weird.

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About adamahata

On February 5, 2008, after 15 amazing years in New York City, I got married, changed careers, and moved out to San Francisco. All within a three-week period, and with very little preparation. This blog is for those of you who follow me out to San Francisco (or have been here for a while and are still trying to figure this place out). You're not in Kansas anymore Dorothy.
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3 Responses to Outsized Lands

  1. peggyluwho says:

    I checked out the line-up and the only act I was even remotely intrigued by was Tom Jones. Seriously.

    Earthquakes aren’t that bad, but denial is no good. Sooner or later there will be one, if not fifty, and if you’re not OK with that, you shouldn’t be here.

  2. I might want to let you in on a little thing called “Earthquake Weather”. We’re having it, so beware. 😉

    • adamahata says:

      Yeah, I’ve heard that before, and I’m not going to lie to you Kristen…that scares the C**P out of me!!! Of all the fun San Francisco adventures I’ve had since moving here 1.5 years ago, I have not yet the pleasure to enjoy the sensation of solid earth shaking uncontrollably, turning to liquid and swallowing the “city” whole! I’m really not OK with it… And you have to admit, earthquakes are weird!

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