Preamble: I joke that I’m the oldest person on the grounds at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco for the Outside Lands Music Festival – this being my third year going with my sons. The only people I saw that were older than me were performers. The first year it was Tom Jones, last year it was Neil Young, and this year it is both Paul McCartney and Willie Nelson. Outside Lands is an amazing experience and I don’t think age should be a determinant of attendance even if the 65,000 attendees could pretty much all be my kids.
The Outside Lands Music Festival this year was simply fantastic. I took hours of video and you can pretty much get a complete feel for the event in this short 11 minute 45 second compilation of clips, people, and more. I kept all the music clips to well under the “fair use” limit so it’s pretty fast paced and, hopefully, YouTube will LEAVE ME ALONE since I was fully legal as far as I understand. You will see clips of the best concert of the festival – Paul McCartney – as well as others of Surfer Blood, Band of Horses, The National, Gary Carter, Jr., Young the Giant, Jurassic 5, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Head and the Heart, Phoenix, Hall & Oates, Vampire Weekend, Willie Nelson, and The Red Hot Chili Peppers.