Posted in music | pictures on August 15, 2013

photos by Paige K. Parsons

Chromatics / Chic / The National w/ Bob Weir @ Outside Lands 8/9/2013
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11
Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Frontman Matt Berninger strolled into the spotlight in a three-piece suit, sipping what appeared to be a glass of Sauvignon Blanc from any one of the festival's Wine Lands vendors. The band then launched into one of the best sets of the day, breaking into "Fake Empire" within the first three songs and interspersing their typically melancholy lyrical matter with a fun, humorous stage presence (Berninger made sure to note that his daughter's pre-school teacher was in the crowd, putting himself in strong position for the "Best Dad on Stage" award this weekend). And to cap it all off, Bob Weir of the Grateful Dead popped up on stage, grabbing a guitar and singing along to the bands' last number.
[Santa Barbara Independent]
The 2013 Outside Lands Festival happened last weekend across seven stages at San Francisco's sprawling Golden Gate Park. The fest kicked off Friday (8/9) and included headliner Paul McCartney, plus sets from Chromatics, The National, Chic (subbing for an ailing D'Angelo), Jessie Ware, Rhye, The Men, Smith Westerns and more. Pictures from their sets are in this post.

Like at Lollapalooza and Firefly, and like we'll be doing again at Bumbershoot, BrooklynVegan was set up each day of Outside Lands in the Soundwave tent where our hosts Christen Thomas and Dave Hill DJ'd, told jokes and interviewed and hosted bands that were playing the fest.

Pics from Outside Lands Day 2 are HERE. More pictures from day one below...

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Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Smith Westerns

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

The Men

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Jessie Ware

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Rhye

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

The National

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Chic

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Chromatics

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Pretty Lights

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Paul McCartney

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

Outside Lands 2013 8/9 - 8/11

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Comments (10)

Great photos of an amazing festival!

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 6:27 PM

Best run festival we've ever been to and we've been to a lot of festivals. The food, the beer, the music, the great fog/mist that enhanced the whole nighttime experience. Shuttles that were beyond easy. Quality all around. Congrats.

Posted by Anonymous | August 15, 2013 6:55 PM

nice pics... amazing!

Posted by Up Essencia | August 16, 2013 12:32 AM

O melhor marketing multinivel do mundo, seja Akmos.

Posted by akmos | August 16, 2013 12:45 AM

I've said this before, but goddamn the Chromatics singer is gorgeous.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 9:41 AM

9:41 touche, touche!

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 9:51 AM

Want to touch the hiney.

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 10:39 AM

Is she a model they hire to lip sync?

Posted by Anonymous | August 16, 2013 11:20 AM

Baby I just want you to come back and give us all something to do. If you could only feel the flame from the candle I burn for you. Lady if you want me to come back, I'll come running back to you. But baby if you ask me to come back, you've got to give me something to do.

Posted by Matthew | February 9, 2014 10:34 AM

i smell an 80's romance wunderland

Posted by Wilson | February 14, 2014 6:59 AM

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