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Outside Lands 2010 Recap: 80,000 Attendees This Year, if You Count the Fence Hoppers

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Outside Lands 2010 was the smallest in the short history of OL – the count is pegged at 70-something thousand or 80,000 if you include the fence jumpers and tunnelers.

And five more makes it 80,000:

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Here are all the deets from the organizers:

“A special thanks to our gracious partner who has made Outside Lands a reality for the past 3 years: San Francisco Recreation & Park Department. We’d also like to thank the following for their support: Office of the Mayor, San Francisco Police Department, San Francisco Fire Department, San Francisco Entertainment Commission, San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority (Muni and Department of Parking & Traffic), all the artists, staff, volunteers, community members and the whole City and County of San Francisco. 

Most importantly we would like to thank you, the fan, for the continued support of Outside Lands since the festival’s inception in 2008 and for cementing it as one of the world’s premier music festivals.

Check out the highlights below:

2010 Blogs & Videos
2010 Photo Gallery

2010 Press

Your Friends at Another Planet Entertainment, Superfly Presents & Starr Hill Presents”

Did Outside Lands 2010 Bring In Less than Half the Money of OL 2008? Hard to Tell…

Monday, August 16th, 2010

I don’t know, if you look at how many people paid to get in two years ago and compare that with the 70-something thousand claimed for 2010 and then factor in the recent price drop for one-day tickets, you might conclude that Outside Lands took in a little less than half the revenue this year compared with 2008.

Just saying.

But it’s nice to know that San Francisco was guaranteed a million dollars or so for renting out the land.

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Maybe 2011’s effort will reverse the trend …

Outside Lands 2010 Appears to be a Bust this Year – It’s Nothing Like 2008

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

Consarn it, I remember all the way back to aught-eight, back when Outside Lands was rocking, baby. This year, I don’t know if it’s worth the effort of  figuring out how to sneak in to see the “lackluster lineup” for 2010. Is it possible that this event is now too well-managed, too organized? Or, maybe not having a headliner hurt?

Jimthecritic is critical, anyway:

“I didnt release how much smaller outside lands was gonna be. fewer stages. one whole less area.”

And when they start saying stuff like this after only two years:

“It may not be the greatest Outside Lands lineup ever…”

Well, it’ll make you pine for the Beck, for the Radiohead, technical issues or no. Oh well.

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At least both of the Outside Lands windmills windmill – that’s more than what we can say about the real ones in Golden Gate Park…

Sneaking Into Outside Lands 2010 – People are Going Under the Wire Already

Saturday, August 14th, 2010

[UPDATE: Kids, this is an old post by now. Ya gots to check the update for 2011.]

[UPDATE: Some people are now reporting that sneaking in is “pretty much impossible,” or that it’s possible but that it carries risks like being jailed and having to come up with bail(!) and/or being attacked by German shepherd(!) dogs. See the comments. For example, did any of these people get jailed? And are there really three perimeter fences? I don’t know, I saw scores of people sneaking in with no apparent problems. Wuballin, for one, says he’s, “sneaking into outside lands for free, 2nd day in a row, that how we do it in the bay.“]

I’ll tell you, that eight-foot cyclone fence surrounding the 2010 Outside Lands music festival looks impressive at first, but already there’s evidence of fans going over the wire, under the wire and through the wire.

Here’s  the scene at 11:00AM-something, while the bands were warming up.

The Department of Recreation and Parks loses another five bucks:

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Is sneaking in a victimless crime, like punching someone in the dark? Oh well.

Anyway, one of the bands was warming up with Here Comes the Sun. That’s apropopriate but a tad on the optimistic side…

Tickets are Still Available for this Weekend’s Outside Lands Festival in Golden Gate Park

Friday, August 13th, 2010

Haven’t heard a peep from the NIMBYs so far this year…

Get your tickets here for Outside Lands 2010.

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See you there!