Monday, August 25, 2008

Outside Lands

It was a serious concert-going weekend: 3 days of music, crowds, and eating. In all, we saw significant portions of sets by:
  • Manu Chao
  • Beck
  • Radiohead
  • Liars
  • M. Ward
  • Regina Spektor
  • Primus
  • Tom Petty
  • Toots and the Maytals
  • Andrew Bird
  • Broken Social Scene
  • Wilco
Friday was a little overwhelming, and almost everyone that we met up with we lost in the crowd, but Radiohead was amazing, as expected. M. Ward gave a shout out to Primus, Broken Social Scene gave a shout out to Wilco, and everyone seemed very happy and relaxed, on the whole. I still don't really like people, and most of them talk loudly about things that are boring, but it was worth it to spend the whole weekend in the park.
Highlights included tromping around the park from stage to stage, a hard rocking toddler flashing the devil horns at Primus (I have the video up on Flickr), and a super drunk girl slow dancing with the bewildered stranger behind her in the bathroom line during Broken Social Scene. The bike ride home each night was pretty fabulous, too. We flew through the park with dozens of other riders, through the fog, down the deserted, winding path through the Panhandle, like some ninja bike gang.

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