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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!

Front Cleansing in Mountain View – Conan O’Brien Delighted by Google’s $700 Toilets

Tuesday, May 11th, 2010

After famous Conan O’Brien performed at his Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 at the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium on April 22-23 he headed south down to San Joser. But on the way, he managed to put in a visit to Google’s HQ in Mountain View. O.K. then.

Well, he was simply delighted with Google’s Japanese-made Toto toilets. Check the YouTube.

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Front cleansing indeed.

San Francisco Delighted by the Return of Conan O’Brien – LPFBFOT Tour 2010

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

Conan O’Brien’s 32-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 delighted all comers at the sold-out Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium tonight.

It went a little something like this.

Friday’s show should be a hit as well. Keep up with the action at the Twitter via #cobnob

Bonus: the Masturbating Bear made an appearance tonight as well:

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In other news:

Leno Slips to Post-Coco Low — Even vs. Dave Repeats

Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low! Post-Coco Low!

The C-man in S.F. – Conan Christopher O’Brien by Troy Holden

O.K. then. Coco is leaving us tomorrow Friday, April 23 2010. It will be tough getting into his final show in S.F., but: 

“Wow. If Conan is coming to your city, find a way to get tickets. I was literally in tears from laughing so hard.”

And the Late Night Talk Shows Examiner seems to like this tour a lot.

Bon Courage, Conan and everyone else on the LPFBFOT Tour 2010.

P.S.: Here are the remaining cities on the tour – check to see if they added another show in your town the way they did in San Francisco: 

4/24/10 Universal City, CA Gibson Amphitheater

4/29/10 San Diego, CA San Diego Civic Theatre

4/30/10 Phoenix, AZ Dodge Theatre

5/1/10 Las Vegas, NV The Pearl Concert Theatre @ The Palms

5/4/10 Reno, NV Grand Sierra Resort & Casino

5/5/10 San Jose, Ca San Jose State University Events Center

5/6/10 Sacramento, CA Sacramento Memorial Auditorium

5/9/10 Boulder, CO Mackey Auditorium

5/10/10 Denver, CO Ellie Caulkins Opera House

5/13/10 Dallas, TX McFarlin Memorial Auditorium- SMU Campus

5/14/10 Austin, TX Austin Music Hall

5/15/10 Tulsa, OK Brady Theater

5/16/10 Kansas City, MO Midland Theatre

5/18/10 Minneapolis, MN Orpheum Theatre

5/19/10 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre

5/22/10 Toronto, ON, Canada Massey Hall

5/30/10 Atlantic City, NJ Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center

6/1/10 New York, NY Radio City Music Hall

6/4/10 Boston, MA Wang Theater

6/6/10 Uncasville, CT Mohegan Sun Arena

6/7/10 Upper Darby, PA Tower Theatre

6/8/10 Washington, DC Constitution Hall

6/11/10 Manchester, TN Bonnaroo Music Festival

6/14/10 Atlanta, GA Fox Theatre

Conan O’Brien Plays San Francisco April 22-23: $74 a Ticket, Meet Coco for Just $695

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

[UPDATE: OMG COCO is finally here. Follow the action via Twitter at #cobnob.]

Oh, it’s on. It’s going to be Coco a Gogo when Conan O’Brien’s “half-assed” 32-city Legally Prohibited from Being Funny on Television Tour 2010 comes to the Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium April 22-23. It’ll be just like 2007 all over again.

“Full Price Tickets” from TicketMonster are going right now for $74, all up. And for just $695 you can get in on the Meet and Greet Package- wouldn’t you like a photo of you and Conan to put on the FaceBook for all your “friends” to see? Sure you would.

I don’t know, maybe you can score some cheaper ticks by using your AmEx card or going to the box office or something.

See you there!

All the tour locations, after the jump


Pulp Scripture Play at the Fringe Festival a Huge Success

Friday, September 11th, 2009

Well, they’ll say what they will about the Fringe Festival (the preview was a “total disaster” – really?) but I’ll you, there was nothing wrong with Pulp Scripture, playing this week and next at the Phoenix Theatre at 414 Mason right next to the Ruby Skye.

It played to a full house that seemed quite entertained with R-rated Bible Stories. Short and punchy, but it gets a little blue, so those of you aged 15 and less can’t go.

A chat Eve and Adam have with The Big Guy opens the show:

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The full cast:

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Get your showtimes here. I think they reserve half of the seats for the night of the show, so don’t be discouraged if you can’t get tickets online.

See you there!

In the San Francisco Fringe Festival Sept. 10-19.

Directed by Kimberly Richards
Co-produced by Kat Anderson
Featuring: Rand Courtney, Christy Crowley, Sally Dana*, John Mercer, Kimberly Richards*

*member Actors Equity

at the Phoenix Theatre, 414 Mason St.

Thursday, Sept. 10, 8:30pm
Friday, Sept. 11, 7pm
Saturday, Sept. 12, 10pm
Thursday, Sept. 17, 7pm
Friday, Sept. 18, 8:30pm
Saturday, Sept. 19, 7pm



Pulp Scripture
Phoenix Theatre
FRIDAY 11 7:00 PM
SATURDAY 12 10:00 PM
FRIDAY 18 8:30 PM
SATURDAY 19 7:00 PM by William Bivins
Original Sin Productions
San Francisco
55 Minutes
Tickets: $10 ($12 online)
Sisters get Dad Drunk, have Sex with him!… Human Sacrifice at Father-son Camping Trip!… Widow Becomes Hooker, Tricks Father-in-law into Getting her Pregnant!… Strongman Sold to Rival Gang by Girlfriend, Eyes Gouged Out!… Crowd of Horny Sodomites Demand Sex with House Guests! Ripped from the tabloids? Try the Good Book. Pulp Scripture: Bible stories they didn’t teach you in Sunday school. “Brow-raising, funny!… Challenges the broader culture’s sense of feminine sensuality.” -Sean McConnell,


Rand Courtney has spent most of his career in television and film, appearing in Dawson’s Creek and One Tree Hill. A filmmaker at heart, but an actor always and forever.

Christy Crowley is a transplant to the Bay Area. A former dancer and dance teacher, she relocated to Northern California to further her acting studies and work with Bay Area theater companies. This is her first time performing in the Fringe Festival.

Sally Dana’s* stage credits include: Julie Taymor and Elliot Goldenthal’s Juan Darien, Campo Santo’s The Language of Angels, Something in the Air at the B Street, A Common Vision at The Magic and Iphigenia and Other Daughters with Mettle Theatre. She is a company member of PlayGround.

Nancy Madden* is delighted to be making her first Fringe appearance. Her work has been seen at many Bay Area theatres including San Jose Stage, TheatreWorks, Willows, Encore, Unconditional Theatre and CCT. She is a graduate of UC Davis and Penn State and a proud member of Equity since 1979.

John Mercer is making his Fringe debut at last. He is a Shotgun Players company member. And yes, God does speak with an English accent. Though some say the devil does too!

Kimberly Richards (Director) Is excited to work with this amazingly talented cast and playwright. When not directing she is touring as “Sister” in the one woman comedy hit Late Nite Catechism.

William Bivins (Playwright) is thrilled to be working with everyone on this show. He also wants to shamelessly plug his other fall premiere: “The Afterlife of the Mind,” a comedy about brain transplantation produced by Virago Theatre Co., opens in October. (

Karee Stubbs (Stage Manager) began her Bay Area theater career 20 years ago at the The Phoenix Theatre. Since then she has enjoyed working with Genisius Theatre, Fred Raker, North Beach Repertory Theatre, Chamber Theatre and Joe Goode Dance Company, among others.

*Member, Actors Equity. This is an Equity Approved Project.