Outside Lands 2013 is officially gone. If you are a neighbor on either the Sunset side of the festival or the Richmond side of the festival, I’d love to hear your feedback about how you felt the organizers handled the neighborhood impact of crowds and noise.
I had the good fortune to attend a few shows over the three day festival, and below were a few of my personal favorites and highlights:
Favorite – Emeli Sande! I fell in love with this album while traveling this summer, so when I realized she was at Outside Lands I was super-psyched. She was phenomenal in person, my only complaint being that her set was short and there were a whole lot of songs that I was hoping she was going to sing… that she didn’t!
The picture below is – I’m fairly certain – from the Griz performance on the Panhandle stage. I’ll confess that I went to Outside Lands with a bunch of friends with far more musical taste and concert-going skills than I possess, and that I didn’t do my homework in advance. Fortunately, my friends have pretty excellent musical taste and steered me right many a time over the weekend. Seeing Griz was a whole lot of fun, he really rocked it.
The Tallest Man on Earth, it turns out, is not the tallest man on earth. Not that I’m complaining or anything, but given that I work in an industry that gets continually dinged for excessively optimistic marketing, I just thought I’d point out that he’s really not that tall. But his voice is very Bob Dylan-esque, and I really enjoy the show.
Finally, below is a picture from Friday evening during the Sir Paul McCartney concert. All I have to say about that is I hope I have that level of energy and passion when I hit 71 years old, because Paul was up there rocking it for a very long time.
Those are just a few highlights from a very full weekend – what were you favorite shows?