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:
And certainly all sorts of 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…
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.
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.
I might want to let you in on a little thing called “Earthquake Weather”. We’re having it, so beware. 😉
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!