Posts Tagged ‘Music Festival’

Unemployed and Living in the Sunset Richmond Fogbelt? Affirmative Action for You at the Outside Lands Job Fair!

Friday, July 12th, 2013

What are you living next to way out there in the West Bay? Is it:

1. a halfway house; or

2. a grow house; or

3. a cat house; or

4 a let’s-store-some-illegal-Fourth-of-July-fireworks-here-in-the-basement-just-temporarily-uhoh-KABOOM house?

It’s gotta be something like that.

(I know, man. ‘Cause I used to live on Ninth Avenue in the Inner Fog Belt.)

But now, Fortune favors you! You’re going to get a temporary minimum-wage* gig at the 2013 Outside Lands Music Festival.

It’s affirmative action, baby!

Per appointed District 4 Supervisor and Sunset Native Katy Tang:

“Outside Lands is hosting a Job Fair this Saturday, July 13th at the SF County Fair Building on Ninth and Lincoln. In order to promote local labor opportunities, they are giving special preference to residents of the Richmond and Sunset Districts. Don’t forget your resume!”

What’s that? You don’t live in the West Bay? Well, just use your out-in-the-Avenues friend’s address, right? Then when you get into a position of authoritah, you can use your power to help your friend sneak** in at OL13. Bingo bango!

All the deets:

“The event takes place on Saturday, July 13 at the County Fair Building in Golden Gate Park from 10am until 3pm. The festival is hiring for three types of positions:

*Unless you’re going to be bartending. As IRL, at Outside Lands Bartenders Make More.

**’Cause the days of easily sneaking into the Outside Lands fest are over, baby. The way to do it in 2013 is to have an Inside Man just let you in.

It’ll Cost You $200 Minimum to See the Outside Lands Music Festival, Or You Can Sneak In – Here’s How

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

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:

MusePhishArcade FireThe Black KeysDeadmau5The ShinsMGMTGirl TalkThe DecemberistsJohn FogertyErykah BaduThe Original MetersBeirutThe RootsArctic MonkeysBig Audio DynamiteSTS9Warren Haynes BandBig BoiMajor LazerLittle DragonJulieta VenegasSiaOK GOThe Greyboy AllstarsJosh Ritter & The Royal City BandOld 97′sMavis Staples!!!Latryx feat. Lyrics Born and LateefBest CoastCollie BuddzPhantogramCharles BradleyFoster the PeopleLotusSTRFKRJunipPajama ClubThe Infamous StringdustersThe VaccinesToro Y MoiVetiver (band)The LimousinesThe Stone FoxesThe Joy FormidableMacklemore and Ryan Lewis, Wye OakAna TijouxOrgoneLord HuronTamarynGrouploveThe Fresh and OnlysXimena Sarinana,Ty SegallSunbirdsNicki Bluhm & The GramblersDiego’s UmbrellaGhost RobotPaper 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)

PARKING
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.

Yearlong Shanghai Celebration Starts Today – San Francisco Goes All Out For Our Sister City

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Why did Shanghai, the largest city in China, become one of our 16 Sister Cities in 1979? Well, we should all thank former Mayor and current U.S. Senator Diane Feinstein:

It was sort of a race between Los Angeles and San Francisco to establish a Sister City relationship with Shanghai and of course San Francisco won – and it was the first such Sister City relationship between an American city and a Chinese city.”

(Once again L.A. loses, of course(?) - thanks DiFi.) Now it turns out that our Big Sis is hosting a big party this year – it’s World Expo 2010. So, that’s a good excuse for a bunch of  the Bay Area’s cultural organizations to represent, via the Shanghai Celebration featuring Honorary Chair and San Francisco First Lady Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum, confronting a media scrum after today’s announcement:

Check out the calendar of upcoming events all related to the Paris of the East - it’s packed, baby. Swan Lake featuring San Francsico Ballet Principal Dancer and Shanghai native Yuan Yuan Tan will kick things off from January 23-31 and then on February 12th comes the debut of the cornerstone of the Shanghai Celebration, a big exhibit at our Asian Art Museum simply called Shanghai. It’s going to be mega.

Just ask Jay Xu:

“The 2010 World Expo that opens in May is Shanghai’s coming-out party, the official debut as the city reclaims its position as a global powerhouse. The Asian Art Museum’s Shanghai exhibition was timed to coincide with this prominent international event. Only through understanding its tumultuous history, can one truly understand the progressive and stylish Shanghai of today.”

 O.K. then.

Our jet-setting mayor was on hand to cheerlead for San Francisco, a part of his job which I think everybody would agree he does well. He was dressed for rain today, with blue jeans, and a pair of brown shoes that he claimed were “ruined” by the wet:   

More deets from the AAA:

“The Shanghai Celebration is an unprecedented, year-long festival presented by more than thirty San Francisco Bay Area organizations commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the sister city relationship between San Francisco and Shanghai.

Spearheaded by the Asian Art Museum, the Celebration runs throughout 2010, coinciding with the World Expo presented in Shanghai from May to October. The more than 50 Shanghai-related programs feature exhibitions, concerts, performances, films, lectures, book readings, artist demonstrations and other special events and cover topics such as Shanghai’s architecture, jazz, historic Jewish communities, Art Deco design, filmmaking industry, contemporary art, cuisine, high-rise urban planning and fashion.

The cornerstone of the Celebration is the Asian Art Museum’s presentation of Shanghai, a major exhibition examining the visual culture of one of the world’s most cosmopolitan cities, scheduled for February 12-September 5, 2010.

For the Shanghai Celebration program calendar of events, and a list of participating organizations, please visit www.shanghaicelebration.com.”

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70 Years After the Pageant of the Pacific, Treasure Island Parties Like It’s 1939

Monday, October 19th, 2009

It’s hard to tell why this Ferris wheel was on Treasure Island recently – it was either for the Treasure Island Music Festival or Oracle OpenWorld 2009.

Or maybe it was for both.

T.I. in the foreground and distant Berkeley in the background:

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