Tickets are still left, believe it or not:
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Uh, “groupthink?” Oswald acted alone, but whatevs…
[UPDATE: Akit, who’s in a position to know is saying that the #5 Fulton is an A-OK way to get out to 30th and Fulton from San Francisco right now, Saturday afternoon. FYI]
Oh, it’s illegal to sneak into Outside Lands 2011? That’s what they’re saying. Wow.
So choose wisely:
“Think I’m gna drop a stamp and sneak into outside lands to catch phish. Wussap?”
“Bouts to sneak the fuck into outside lands tomorrow cuz I like my music fests like I like my country: free and full of illegals.”
“I wanna sneak in to outside lands on sunday…must brainstorm/think of something really sneaky”
Anyway, the “horse nazis” from Alpha and Omega are back, the SFPD is all over the place, and the perimeter fencing has been pushed out to cover an unprecedented area.
So maybe you’re best off trying to bum a ticket, as these poor souls were trying to do:
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Expect larger crowds later in the day:
What are the security guards on horses supposed to do – intimerdate people? O.K. How helpful were the horses in this particular case from an earlier event? Not very.
The new security setup allows the SFPD to go out riding fences with ease this year:
The good entrances are 33rd and Lincoln in the Sunset on the south side and 30th and Fulton in the Richmond on the north side.
But Fell and Stanyan, what some people consider the “entrance” to GGP, is far, far away from where you want to be. You gotta realize you are seeing a concert that’s way out in the West Bay.
And people, don’t take the 5 Fulton from San Francisco to get there. C’mon! Use your noodle. Try the #38 Geary or the #31 Balboa and then hoof it south at 30th, if you want.
Enjoy the show.
All right, at this late date the only way you ticketless souls are going to get into the somewhat mismanaged Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is to fork over $185 (plus TicketMonster fees) minimum OR to try to sneak in.
Now lots of people have a friend on the inside, so those peeps can just walk through the gates, but you, well, you’re going to have to deal with that eight-foot cyclone fencing.
You’re going to have to go under, over, or through the wire.
Here’s UNDER. See how that works? Easy peasy.
Well there’s the problem: No bottom tension wire on the chain link fence + Line posts too far apart = Jailbreak:
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And here’s OVER. This here is called the bum rush:
See how that works right here. Oh, and later in the video, you can see one version of THROUGH.
Remember, this is one of those victimless crimes. (Its like punching someone in the dark.)
But if you feel guilty for not paying your fair share, well then you can throw a five-spot into a Recreation and Park donation box sometime – they have them at Strybing Arboretum, for example.
All right, be warned that the 2008 OL was The Best Ever. Remember picking up those nine Euros stranded by MUNI on McAllister and taking them along for the ride on your way home in the Land Cruiser? Good times. Oh, wait a sec, that’s my memory. But remember Radiohead and the sound system trouble? Oh, you weren’t there? Well that was The Best Ever. Nothing can compare with 2008.
Anyway, maybe the Outside Lands should be free for those 21 and younger, something like that?
Here’s the lineup for 2011:
Muse, Phish, Arcade Fire, The Black Keys, Deadmau5, The Shins, MGMT, Girl Talk, The Decemberists, John Fogerty, Erykah Badu, The Original Meters, Beirut, The Roots, Arctic Monkeys, Big Audio Dynamite, STS9, Warren Haynes Band, Big Boi, Major Lazer, Little Dragon, Julieta Venegas, Sia, OK GO, The Greyboy Allstars, Josh Ritter & The Royal City Band, Old 97’s, Mavis Staples, !!!, Latryx feat. Lyrics Born and Lateef, Best Coast, Collie Buddz, Phantogram, Charles Bradley, Foster the People, Lotus, STRFKR, Junip, Pajama Club, The Infamous Stringdusters, The Vaccines, Toro Y Moi, Vetiver (band), The Limousines, The Stone Foxes, The Joy Formidable, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Wye Oak, Ana Tijoux, Orgone, Lord Huron, Tamaryn, Grouplove, The Fresh and Onlys, Ximena Sarinana,Ty Segall, Sunbirds, Nicki Bluhm & The Gramblers, Diego’s Umbrella, Ghost Robot, Paper Diamond
Or just buy some three-day (that’s all that’s left for GA ticks) or single-day “VIP” tickets, I don’t care.
Anyway, enjoy the show!
“GENERAL ADMISSION & VIP TICKETS
Eager Beaver 3-Day Ticket – $149.50 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Special 3-Day Ticket – $175.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Advance 3-Day Ticket – $185.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Regular 3-Day Ticket – $199.50 (Still Available!)
VIP 3-Day Ticket – $450.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Friday GA Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Friday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Saturday Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Saturday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
Single Day Sunday Ticket – $85.00 (Sold Out – Thank You)
Single Day Sunday VIP Ticket – $185.00 (Still Available!)
VIP tickets Include the following:
– Exclusive Polo Club w/ shade, lounge seating, activities and massage services
– Viewing Areas at the Lands End and Twin Peaks stages
– Special restroom facilities
– Access to special VIP food concessions
– Access to beer, wine and spirits services
– Commemorative Poster and more!
ESURANCE SHUTTLE PASS
3-Day Shuttle Pass – $29.50 ($4.90 per trip)
3-Day Parking Pass – $140.00 (Sold Out – Thank You!)
*Based on availability
**All tickets are subject to applicable service charges and fees
“Green” your ticket! When you buy your tickets, you’ll be given the option of donating $1 per day to offset the festival’s carbon emissions including your travel.
All Tickets are also available service charge free at The Fox Theater’s Box Office (1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94612 – located on the 19th street side of the theater) on show nights and on Fridays from noon – 7:00pm.
GA Tickets are also available at The Independent’s Box Office (628 Divisadero Street, San Francisco, CA 94117) for $205.