Outside Lands Music Festival - Day Three
Diehard music fans suited up for thick fog and made their way back to the Polo Field for day three of Outside Lands Music Festival.
Highlights of day three:
Ivan Neville's Dumpstaphunk kicked off the day (loudly!) to an early crowd with beers in hand.
Kurt Vile & The Violators definitely have that whole lazy philosopher vibe going on, but their epic Neil Young-style shredding kept the stoney crowd glued to the Sutro stage.
The Crash Test in The Barbary got down and dirty with Natasha Luggero; she scared away a mom with kids, forewarning them that she was about to get "pretty dark" (and she did).
It was still possible to get into the Heineken dome at 1:30 p.m.; it the first time we saw no line in two days.
Rudimental impressed a truly young and heavy-partying crowd with their high energy set.
The Carny Bastards entertained on Dr. Flotsom's Hellbrew Revue bringing jugglers, valkyries, and knife-throwers into the backwoods of the park.
Deap Vally proved to be the badass duo to watch as the female rockers took over the Panhandle stage.
Hall & Oates made a great comeback and played plenty of classic, dad-rock faves; fans and hipsters either loved them or took a nap.
Vampire Weekend busted out their cheery, Paul Simon Graceland-era world beats on the mainstage, which was a hugely welcome respite from the utterly gloomy weather.
Dawes attracted a surprisingly small crowd (blame–or thank!–Hall & Oates) for their tight, addictive, foot-tapping jams. These guys are ones to definitely watch.
Hordes streamed into Sutro for country angle-voiced Willie Nelson, who arrived in a minivan down the center of the field and started ten minutes early. No disappointment here as he played a wide selection of his repertoire.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers commanded the stage with the never-ending endurance of Anthony Kiedis and the usual Flea bass-playing ballistics. A solid performance per usual with decades of fan faves.
On the opposite end of the park, Kaskade played for thousands of insanely happy people. The light show was awesome as dozens of lit balls bounced over the hyper audience. Although it felt slightly mainstream, the crowd obviously didn't care.
We found yummy goodness with Little Skillet's chicken and waffles, Kung Fu asada tacos, Andalu's corn and fried mac n' cheese (a heart attack, but irresistible), Homeroom's Gilroy garlic mac n' cheese (OMG), the Fabulous Frickle Bros.' frickles and fried green tomatoes with their signature sauces, and Spicy Pie's huge chocolate chip cookies.