Outside Lands 2019 took place at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco on August 9-11, 2019. This annual three-day weekend festival is the destination for young and old. Located within Golden Gate Park, it takes a bit of planning to get in and out efficiently. The festival provides shuttles that leave from Civic Center. The shuttles also exist for those that want to leave the park … but the mass exitus of people creates pure chaos as both drunk and sober people mobe to leave the park.
This year’s lineup included headliners Paul Simon, Childish Gambino, and Twenty One Pilots. Having just seen Childish Gambino and Twenty One Pilots in Colombia at Estereo Picnic Festival, I was more excited about The Lumineers, Lil Wayne, The Funk Hunter, Boyfriend, The Seshen, and Rainbow Girls.
After staying in the park late and having to walk a long distance to finally find an Uber … it generally takes me a while to get back to the park the next day. When I finally do I start with food to power the adventure. Outside Lands has no shortage of options, and if food isn’t on your mind you can visit the cannabis tents instead. Chances are food will be on your mind after that adventure.
Security at the festival was higher … I mean there were more of them … then any previous years. While this is positive, it looked super scary! Automatic rifles are not an accessory I’m used to seeing in festival photos. Outside Lands is a great destination for the music we love and to see good friends as well as famous city icons. As long as you use the map and don’t get lost … you’ll have a blast. I was racing from stage to stage to capture as much music as I humanly could … I never got lost … but there were times I felt like I was ast the wrong stage and missing something on one of the other stages. Additionally, on many occasions I felt like there were a lot of people at the festival that didn’t care about the music and were simply in my way. I get that music festivals are a great place to see and be seen, it just gets annoying listening to you talk during the music. Finally, please drink and do drugs responsibly, I saw too many people too drunk to enter the festival. However, regardless of the problems with toilets, drunk fans, or high prices … I highly recommend attending Outside Lands 2020 next year.
Attendees also had the opportunity to see: Hozier, Flume, Blink-182, Kygo, Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals, Leon Bridges, Kacey Musgraves, RL Grime, Ella Mai, Counting Crows, Flying Lotus 3D, Alina Baraz, Mavis Staples, Bebe Rexha, Sheck Wes, The Neighbourhood, Santigold, Better Oblivion Community Center, Toro y Moi, Denzel Curry, Lauren Daigle, San Holo, Judah & the Lion, Big Wild, Bob Moses, Edie Brickell & New Bohemians, Wallows, Yaeji, Masego, Phosphorescent, Tierra Whack, DJ Koze, NoMBe, Nahko And Medicine For The People, Aurora, Justin Martin, Dean Lewis, Bea Miller, Shallou, Luttrell, The California Honeydrops, Cautious Clay, Half Alive, The Marías, Brasstracks, CupCakKe, Cherry Glazerr, P-Lo, Caamp, Weyes Blood, PJ Morton, The Funk Hunters, Still Woozy, Taylor Bennett, MorMor, Miya Folick, ALLBLACK, SYML, Leven Kali, Alex Lahey, Jupiter & Okwess, Delacey, Altin Gün, Grateful Shred, Amo Amo, Sandy’s.