Posts Tagged ‘ok go’

Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival Off to a Lackluster Start: New Fencing, More Cops

Friday, August 12th, 2011

[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.

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.

Yahoo’s Bus Stop Derby – Are they Really Hanging Giant Flat Panel TV’s on the Sides of 20 MUNI Bus Stops?

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

I don’t know, maybe you can leave old-school CRT-TV’s on the sidewalks of San Francisco and have them stick around, but I’m not sure if I’d leave a 72-inch touch-sensitive flat panel screens on the streets 24-7. I mean, I wouldn’t expect to get them all back intact.

But no matter, Yahoo! has its Bus Stop Derby game up and running.

See how it works right here.

And here’s a still photo from Steve Rhodes:

But what will happen when your neighborhood wins and the O.K. Go puts on a concert as your reward? Won’t your area NIMBY’s be all “nobody told us about this?”

Oh well.

Let’s let Yahoo! ‘splain what’s up with the BSD:

“The short answer is it’s a two-month citywide challenge that turns bus stops into social gaming hubs.

An even shorter answer is it’s something that makes waiting for the bus fun.

Most of us don’t really love our daily commute. And even though you soon recognize the same faces that get on the same bus at the same time every morning, it’s pretty rare that we talk to each other. We thought we could make public transport a little more fun.

So we put up 20 Bus Stop Derby bus stops with interactive 72-inch touch screens. We developed four addictive games that you can play right then and there while waiting for your bus—and since it’s even more fun to play together (and especially to beat someone), you can challenge players at other Derby stops to live head-to-head games. And you aren’t just playing for personal glory, you’re playing for your neighborhood.

The Bus Stop Derby pits 20 teams (20 San Francisco neighborhoods) against each other. So choose your neighborhood, rally your fellow commuters, and go break some high scores!  The grand prize is a concert with OK Go that takes place in the neighborhood that wins the Derby. Have fun, and may the best neighborhood win!”

“Riders waiting for Muni buses at select stops in downtown will be passing the time playing video games, as well as the opportunity to win a concert by OK Go. The devices are being installed by tech giant Yahoo!.” From the San Francisco Examiner, click here for the full story.

“Yahoo’s involvement was the most interesting to me….is clearly a sign the company is still actively pursuing new and exciting opportunities.”From DailyDOOH , Click here for the full story.

“Games are the most popular type of mobile app, and to promote its own mail and other apps, Yahoo is putting a twist on mobile games.” From ClickZ, click here for the full story.

“Resembling giant iPhones (but 20x the size), these 72″ touch screens have been installed at bus stops in 20 different neighborhoods so that bored commuters waiting [for] the bus can play games and earn points for their neighborhood.” From Muni Diaries, click here for the full story.

“20 Muni bus shelters in San Francisco are getting a high tech makeover for two months as part of a the Yahoo Bus Stop Derby - a giant neighborhood vs. neighborhood challenge that ends with a huge free concert put on by Yahoo.” From Fun Cheap San Francisco, click here for the full story.

“Transit ads drive commuters to get their game on the go, vie for an OK Go block party.” From Yahoo! Advertising Blog, click here for the full story.