Posts Tagged ‘Los Campesinos!’

Golden Gate Park’s Outside Lands 2009 Already a Huge Success

Saturday, August 29th, 2009

One-third of Outside Lands 2009 is finished and the reviews are universally good, more or less.

But what’s up with the water situation? People need to buy water? Srsly? How about air, is there a fee for breathing?

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At least they’re not charging $4 for a bottle of water, the way it went at the riotous Woodstock 1999.

Outside Lands 2009 Preparations are Finished – How Will the Kids Sneak in This Year?

Friday, August 28th, 2009

Meadows Speedway and Lindley were abuzz yesterday in Golden Gate Park due to preparations for the sure-to-be-delightful Outside Lands 2009, which fires up this afternoon. The thriftiest among us will have to deal with a more robust fencing situation, it would appear. Check it:

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You’re looking at perimeter chainlink that’s something like 9 feet high, coupled with crowd control fencing that’s a bit shorter.

Which strategy will win out this year – over, through, or under? Only time will tell…

Also new for this year is a huge signage effort:

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Hurrah.

Look for the Critical Mass riders to show up ’round about eight-ish. Guaranteed.

Have a great OL09!

And don’t forget to share your stories with the N Judah Chronicles, in real time. baby. Why not?

Speak Your Piece About Outside Lands Tonight at the Richmond District Police Forum

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

The Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival is coming, coming in a big way baby, August 28-30, 2009. It’s going to be mega. So all you NIMBYs out there should start your yammer now, while you still have a chance to affect this Assault on Your Way of Life.

The problem for you NIMBYs this year is the growing awareness that Outside Lands Makes Money for San Francisco. And if your neighbors start thinking that the money earned from Outside Lands subsidizes free admission at Strybing Arboretum / San Francisco Botanical Garden (and dude, many of them are starting to think exactly this way) then you’re going to need to yammer even harder this go-around.  

I mean, just look at these punks raising Hell at last year’s OL. Young people enjoying themselves in YOUR park. Can you imagine?

Anywho, here’s your chance to hear about OL09 in the Richmond District at a rare evening meeting of the monthly Richmond District Police Community Relations Forum. Take care on your way there tonight.

Richmond Police/Community Forum
When: May 19, 2009 – Tuesday
7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: Richmond Recreation Center, 251 18th Avenue, San Francisco
What: Monthly meeting. Discussion regarding the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival which is scheduled for August 28 and 29th in Golden Gate Park.

In reality, Outsides Lands is a go, whether you like it or not, but if you’d like to understand how the Richmond Station cops on 6th Avenue are plannning on handling this large event and all the side-effects of noise and traffic and yada yada, then this is the place for you.

Oh, and speak of the Devil, “Ranger Dave” of Outside Lands has an announcement about the addition of ten more acts to the bill of fare:

“The bison were straight giddy this morning. On an expedition to a remote region of Golden Gate Park, Ranger Dave made contact with ten more artists that had been previously unclassified to Outside Lands. The proof lies in the documentation below.

Conor Oberst & The Mystic Valley Band
Lucinda Williams
The Avett Brothers
Tea Leaf Green*
Zion I*
Bat For Lashes
Groundation*
Los Campesinos!
Darondo with Nino Moschella*
Big Light*

(*species native to the San Francisco Bay Area)

See you there!