Posted in music | pictures on August 14, 2012

photos by Amoreena Lucero

Beck / Andrew Bird at Outside Lands 8/10/2012
Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos
Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Who needs to travel to Southern California for Coachella or to Texas for Austin City Limits? Certainly not music fans living in the Bay Area.

They can just stay right at home and enjoy the increasingly popular Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. That is, if they can get a ticket. This year's gathering of the musical tribes, which runs through Sunday, completely sold out in advance -- 65,000 tickets snatched up for each of the three days.

That's quite an accomplishment for the still-young event, which, in its fifth year, has certainly become one of the nation's premiere music festivals.
This success story is no mystery. Berkeley-based concert promoter Another Planet Entertainment always lines up terrific acts for the festival -- and that's certainly the case in 2012.

The large-scale production, which features six performance stages as well as great food and drink offerings (mostly from local providers), kicked off in triumphant fashion on Friday with sets by hometown hero Neil Young (with Crazy Horse), the Foo Fighters, Beck, Of Monsters and Men, Die Antwoord and many other talents. - [Oakland Tribune]

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival kicked off Friday night (8/10) with sets from Beck, The Foo Fighters, Andrew Bird, Reggie Watts, Two Gallants, Futurebirds, Washed Out and more. More pictures from Day 1 are below.

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Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

The Futurebirds

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Two Gallants

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Reggie Watts

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Beck

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

The Foo Fighters

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Andrew Bird

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Washed Out

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

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Outside Lands 2012 - Day 1 in Photos

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Comments (14)

Come on Reggie Watts. Everyone knows you don't tuck your shirt in with a gut like that! Not cool!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 12:07 PM

Did Beck actually perform or did he just throw sheet music into the crowd?

Posted by Jim Testa | August 14, 2012 12:26 PM

cool festival, sf has the strangest fucking weather tho. hard to prepare for.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:01 PM

I know they did a scientific study on it but did they ever actually figure out why there are absolutely no hot chix in san fran?

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:10 PM

no neil? failure!

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 1:26 PM

san francisco people sure look funny

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 5:58 PM

Can't believe your douchey photographer went to Washed Out instead of Neil and Crazy Horse.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 6:14 PM

I'm sure the Photographer didn't get a photo pass to shoot Neil Young. Remember, He/She was shooting for BV not Rolling Stone.

Posted by Anonymous | August 14, 2012 7:06 PM

Neil Young had a very restricted list for photogs - only a small handful from mostly print publications (Rolling Stone, SF Chronicle, etc.) got to shoot him, and those that did had to do so from the soundboard.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 4:59 PM

"Can't believe your douchey photographer went to Washed Out instead of Neil and Crazy Horse."

Actually, Neil Young is the douche because he only let's the "big publications" photograph his blessed ass. Fuck him.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 5:12 PM

Such a great festival. Beck Foo and Neil and CH were all awesome. You kids need to see NY&CH in the arenas here this fall. Best performance of the weekend.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2012 5:39 PM

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Posted by jocuri | August 28, 2012 8:09 AM

Did Beck actually perform or did he just throw sheet music into the crowd?

Posted by Online Dirt Bike Games | November 12, 2012 6:53 AM

She looks younger then she actually is.

Posted by jordon | July 24, 2013 2:31 PM

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