Post by know ID yuh on Mar 29, 2010 20:04:51 GMT -8
They've had some pretty interesting lineups the first two years. This festival will always be on my "maybe" list. With the Kings of Leon confirmation news, I'm officially stoked for Outside Lands 2011.
Post by know ID yuh on Mar 30, 2010 18:58:50 GMT -8
Sasquatch 2006 is the only time I've seen them live. I sure did like the cover they played then. Everything All The Time is one of my favorite albums of the previous decade, I just never gave them a second chance live.
I was about to say the b-word and realized it would've been filtered to something a little different... Airfare/lodging for Lolla was adding up quickly so instead I'm planning a road trip with a small group of people that might intersect with this fest and the lineup is looking pretty decent. Does anyone know if they usually sell out/ logistics of parking, etc? The fest website is pretty bare and not so helpful.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 21, 2011 14:27:09 GMT -8
Usually I'd agree, but the opportunity to spend a couple afternoons inside Golden Gate Park without having to worry about being stabbed to death by a guy in a gorilla suit or something does sound kind of appealing. Seeing Phish and the Shins play would just be a bonus.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 21, 2011 15:10:50 GMT -8
One time I saw the Shins. Halloween, 2003, free in-store performance at the dearly missed Music Millennium in NW Portland. This was about two weeks before Chutes Too Narrow came out; they were young and not quite yet successful and having lots and LOTS of fun. Got cockblocked at Squatch '06 and didn't get to see them, and haven't had another opportunity since. No show I see, if I ever do see them again, would be as good as the one I saw but if I had the dough it would be well spent flying to San Francisco to see them at Outside Lands.
Post by Horned Gramma on Apr 21, 2011 15:20:53 GMT -8
San Francisco is beautiful, Pea. Just one of the coolest, weirdest cities in the world. It is also filthy and terrifying, but for all its similarities to Seattle it's benign nature always shows through in a way that Seattle just can't muster. It's also a great music city, one of the best. I couldn't have lived in the proximity of a more exciting music scene than San Francisco growing up, I was really lucky in that regard. Not only does EVERY act pass through San Francisco, but they frequently kick out all possible jams for San Francisco crowds. There's a lot of the culture and history of rock music behind the walls and in the floorboards of San Francisco and artists always seem to really tap into that. Worth a trip for any reason at all, ever.
fuck it. i'm sold. it's cheaper than Lolla, it's a city i've never been to but have always wanted to visit, it was Alfred Hitchcock's favorite american city, the Shins will be playing, and i can stay at Weak Shit Superfan's house! sign me up. (see what i did there?)