Outside Lands Music Festival, a three-day music festival in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco began on Friday, August 9th.
It was a refreshing perspective to be surrounded by the excitement radiating off the fans who spent all day camping out for the headliner at the Lands End stage. Scheduling The Neighbourhood, Lil Wayne, Blink-182 and Twenty One Pilots on the same stage was certainly no mistake.
Lil Wayne broke out hits including “Lollipop” from his album Tha Carter III released in 2008, to “Bedrock” which features Niki Manaj, released on We Are Young Money in 2009. The crowd nostalgically sang along while dancing and bumping into each other with no care in the world.
Keeping the nostalgic theme was Blink-182, performing songs such as “I Miss You,” “Feeling This,” and “All the Small Things.” The controversial topic in the crowd was the lack of original member Tom DeLonge. The band also played new music from NINE which comes out in late September.
The anticipation was growing and the crowd began to liven up again as we approached the last set of day one, Twenty-One Pilots. The audience knew every word and sang along happily. They had outfit changes, fire, and the courage to dive into the crowd to get a more intimate experience with their fans. Overall, day one of Outside Lands Music Festival set the bar high for the weekend and we couldn’t wait for day two.
Photos and Words by Angela Romano
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