Outside Lands San Francisco 2012, Day 3

Post Author: , Jenz

Here we are for Day 3 and if Saturday had taught us nothing it was that we were to be prepared scouts if we were to survive the the vast citadel-festivus fields of Golden Gate Park. So without further ado we bull rushed our way through the VIP gates while juggling our communication mediums on the ground.

Entering the field, Tom Morello greeted us with special guest Boots Riley bringing the Coup attitude to a spirited cover of Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land” at the Sutro Stage. Birdy held court at the Panhandle Stage, Trampled by Turtles later at Sutro with Caveman keeping things chill at the Panhandle followed by Electric Guest rocking the Hellman Hollow's guests.

Communications from this point forward went dead. Impossible. The weekend had sold out and everyone including your mother, your uncle, your auntie twice removed and wild Uncle Larry were here to see Stevie Wonder and get in on those nostaglic vibes. While catching up with old friends we crashed Jack White's party and caught his great backing band and the Zorro of rock incarnate in Polo Field. Bomba Estéreo blew up the Panhandle with a mushroom cloud of Spanish spit and dream pop beats. Bloc Party was an obvious and fun crowd pleaser while Stevie Wonder reminded us while we come to these festivals to begin with. Maybe it was “Superstition”, “My Cherie Amour”, “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” that drove us wild or his cover of Michael's “The Way You Make Me Feel”, but by the time Mr. Wonder entered the encore Beatles cover repository nearby shuttles provided an escape from the illustrious park of perpetual enchantment. See you next year, Outside Lands 2013.

Summer in San Francisco continues to not be true.