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MY WEEK IN PHOTOS: AUGUST 4 – 10
A new 30 Second video, cooking with Ringo, skee ball in San Francisco, and a full three days of music, food, and over indulgence at Outsidelands 2014. Enjoy!

Here's the second installment of 30 Seconds. I'm not sure how that title will work, as like this month…there will be a continuation of August 30 Seconds. Also it's not as fluid as weekly photos because I'm missing clips from last week and included things from two weeks ago. Either way, I hope it's a little visually stimulating and interesting! (Warning, raw meat depicted).

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Monday morning was a special treat at work. Every other year there's a staff art show and performance showcase. It was a weird and lovely sight.

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Oh yes and there is a sweets/baking showcase as well. JELLO!

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Holding a beer and a jello at work in the courtyard felt like a surreal moment haha

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But it was a gorgeous evening to walk down the hill.

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And when I got home I had the delightful surprise treat of food from Alibi Room, aka Kogi Truck food. Mmmm.

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The next morning I tried out some fashun I'm still not sure about. The other day I really felt like I wanted to try out some unthrifted shoes so I went online shopping for some cheap things I've seen around.

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Blue on blue/licking phone?

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Standing on the balcony to help my co-worker get this capture for The Getty accounts.

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It's certainly not a bad view

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RINGO-SAN! Sara's roommate's cat that I'm totally obsessed with. He's so little and adorable.

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We make another fried rice dish, this time with tofu and "miracle rice".

He's just begging for a cuddle.

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Sara obliges.

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Soooo I've never seen Spice World in its entirety before. I was totally that kid at sleepovers that would fall asleep as soon as a movie was played, so I missed this classic growing up somehow. Man. Was it a treat.

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Attempted Scary Spice hair for Sara (using dixie cups!)

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Wednesday after work was a happy hour to say goodbye a colleague leaving us to go to another LA museum. *Tragic* But at least we got to celebrate with tuna and avocado heeey.

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Thursday AM I went into the office real early. I knew I'd have to peel out around 4, so I tried to get the full day in.

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Feeling refreshed.

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Pretzel bread classic sandwich with french onion soup! Those little Parmesan crustinis were sooooo tasty.

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In the afternoon I went on an experimental tour of the galleries which was so lovely and awesome and smart. If our blog does a write up, I'll share. It was pretty interesting.

Trimmed my bangs pre-flight. Maybe went a little too short.

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When I got home I had a cuddle sesh with the pups, I'm off to San Francisco for a music festival so I must leave the boyos!

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Paper plane installation at LAX

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SO EXCITED TO SEE RACHEL MY FINGER GOT IN THE WAY! I'm now in SF!

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After dropping luggage off first stop was the Buckshot. I went to this place last year and it was so weird and fun. Let me dig up that instagram…

This is from a year ago! (Feel free to snoop around my instagram at that point last year to see photos from the Festival in 2013)

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This place rocks cause it has skee ball.

Afterwards he hit up a place near Rachel's that had foosball. WE WERE ADDICTED. Played like 5 rounds and ultimately won against Zach muhaha.

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Muhriiieeee!

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The next morning we met up with Rachel and had some breakfast to fuel for the festival.

(Also – word about "festival." I have a friend from the UK who says you can't call this a music "festival" because you don't sleep outside/out of tents and you can shower. I love that. But for lack of a better word…it's a festival.)

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This place is reaaallly good and RIGHT next to a dog park. Which is pretty much my ultimate dream scenario. Eating while looking at dogs.

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Zeen, thrilled to be here.

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First things first, swag. Aka, buying a wearable totem. Totally easy to spot Z in a crowd while he's wearing this. STRATEGY.

So if you wanna follow along through the weekend from band to band (and maybe you wanna guess who I saw and then scold me for not seeing somebody cooler/better/give me recommendations, here's the schedule: click me!)

I will let you know that by the time we ate, met up with friends, ubered over, filled up my water, got alcohol wristbands…it was already like 4:30 PM.

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Any guesses?
Grouplove! They were so high energy and hilarious. Great sound, upbeat and the crowd was lovin' it. Hannah Hooper was wearing this rad psychedelic body suit that was just amazing. Here's a song, "Hippy Hill." Imagine this vibe but louder, faster, and more high energy for a live performance. It was a good opener.

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Potty party. Two things I thought about this festival – 1) I should get into fencing, especially portable fencing and 2) I should get into portable toilets. Entrepreneur!

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I love this stage. They have a hill to the left where they set up bleachers and were you could just chill on the grass and overlook the audience.

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Alright, next! Any guesses?
Tegan and Sara! AND they played a few older songs. Not like…really really old, not like Grey's Anatomy season 1 old…but they are great. Sounded sharp and soooo charming bantering with each other.

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Rachel is pleased.

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Walking over to Kanye

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But first. Lemme grab that wiener.

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Ready to rage.

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The horrible crowd during Kanye. HE WAS SO HORRIBLE. Like, maybe I don't get it. But his arrogance was like so apparent everywhere. For one, he had the two big screens in weird color reversal so you couldn't really make out what was happening. And then most of the time the screens were just red (not ideal for anybody beyond the first rows). He gave a speech where he literally said "I'm about self confidence. If you love me, you love yourself." SORRY WHAT. Then he finished 15 minutes early. Cuz yeah. I'm definitely just a fuddy duddy. Also…so much grinding happening around me. More awkward grinding than a highschool prom.

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But don't worry, got El Farolito!!!!!!!!!!!! Al pastor super nachos. Enough to feed 4 people. Avocado, cheese, pork, more cheese, jalapenos, omg.

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Worth the wait.

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The next morning we stopped by Cinderella bakery. Last year we came for a piroshki and coffee every morning.

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Green onion baked piroshki.

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Staying with Lauren is rad cause she lives right near the park. We had to walk like 25 blocks to the entrance. It's kind of a haul, but it's a nice walk.

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(Okay, if anybody has the lineup open, it's Saturday now)
Got there just in time for Dum Dum Girls! I only recently grabbed their album when I was in Austin. But I've heard this song before and really enjoyed it. They were really fun live. Their drummer is soooo cooool. Here's another jam from the album I've got.

And that's my last Insta for the week. For some reason I felt like sharing festival pics was like sharing dreams with people who don't care. Just me being all self conscious about how obnoxious I am online.

Afterwards, stayed for The Kooks at the same stage. I must say…I used to listen to that one song that was really popular "Ooh la" but everything else is okay. I'm not too familiar with them, and everything started sounding the same. We peeled out a bit early to rush over to…

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CHRISTOPHER OWENS!

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There was such a tiny crowd there I walked right up to the front barrier. I wonder if everybody is mad because he disbanded Girls?

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His set was so awesome, I can't wait for the new album. He even played some revamped Girls tunes with a fuller sound and back up vocals. Was really a treat! (Did I shed one tear? Maybe)

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So famished and ready for a philly cheese steak.

So Zach really wanted to be like…close close for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers (headliner that eve), so that meant no more food or drinks as we were gonna stay at the stage and inch closer and closer with every set.

I have no picture, but saw Haim. WHO FUCKING ROCKED OUT. Like embodiment of rock and roll coming to live taking over bodies rocking out. So cool to see them live and they are truly talented. Hear how awesome they are without a huge set up. (Then fall into a youtube hole watching/listening to them)

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Next up? Death Cab for Cutie. Yeah. That's right. Oh and apparently they are coming out with a new album. It was reeeal fun to sing "I'll Follow You Into the Dark" with the band, but other than that….sorry dudes, hard to follow Haim.

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At thing point we are deep in the crowd. There's no going back! I keep my eye on this blue bird totem, its floppy arms for some reason remind me of Tweedy.

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When you're that close you have to make friends to help defend your turf.

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He even had the gumption to SIT DOWN IS HE INSANE

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But Tom Petty happened!

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He had this shit eating grin on his face after every guitar solo. Hilarious.

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I don't know too many Tom Petty songs but it was quite the experience to be right in the front with hundreds of TRUE fans. A father and son weed passing moment during "Last Dance with Maryjane" in front of us? Adorable.

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Back at Lauren's we have a fancy glass of gin and tonic to coze down before bed. Lauren just turned me onto this show called Mind of a Chef. It's on netflix. Go check it out if you like David Chang, food, Momokuku, Japanese food, eating … etc.

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The next morning I wanted to take Laur Laur out for brunch. We cut through the park to get to the cafe.

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I had huevos rancheros and Lauren had a ricotta strawberry pancake. Wha!

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Park Chow!

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While wandering back through the park we passed the ice cream truck. LOOK AT THESE ADORABLE ICE LOLLIES. (Yeah it was like 11 AM but so what). I had galia melon with honey and Lauren had watermelon white pepper.

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Twirl like you mean it. Why has my face been looking so round these days. Maybe too much salt…

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I rule, he's drool

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Nobody else was at the fest yet, so we wandered around Choco-lands and looked at all the treats. There was also a no-phone zone and a circus/sideshow set up.

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Stumbled by CHEESELANDS ARE YO UKIDDING. Had to try a plate.

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It's Marie finally! Having some melon.

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I thought I took a panorama too…but this crowd at Flume was the biggest most intense crowd I've ever seen. Chvrches cancelled, so I'm sure anybody who wanted some electro-dance-poppy kind of vibe headed there. I was up on that hill I described earlier, and seeing everybody do the same hand movement to the same beat at the same time was like…O____O mind boggling. If he had told everybody to kill each other, I'm sure they would have. The crowd seemed that entranced and hypnotized. It was pretty awesome to watch.

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Buuut I left early to taste some GARLIC MAC & CHEESE. I must figure out how to recreate this recipe.

Saw Spoon, who I didn't know any songs from. They all sounded the same to me, but I'm sure because I've never heard them.

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Then was prepped with a nice sitting spot for a real close view of The Flaming Lips!

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Have you seen Flaming Lips live? Well…you should.

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The whole show was insane and adorable and amazing.

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Wayne Coyne in his hamster ball…

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Wayne Coyne popping out of a screen box holding a baby…

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It was just awesome.

And then it was time for the Killers. At this point my feet hurt sooo bad it felt like I was standing on sharpened bones. I had to sit. I moved my blanket back beyond the crowd and waited while a food run occurred.

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Soon I was looking at legs. And then I was looking at butts. I stupidly sat in a zone that definitely crowded up for the headliner closer. I was sitting right in the middle of a huge crowd…oh god…

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But a miracle occured, and my ramen burger found its way to me. We stayed in our spot (now a pretty decent view of the screens) for the Killers until the encores. I didn't know I knew so many Killers songs.

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Peeled out slightly early to get back to Lauren's. We were going to catch a flight the next morning at 6:55 am.

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The supermoon blowin' up!

And that's it!

Hope you enjoyed. Anybody I didn't see that you recommend?

Much love friends.

Posted by:sarahwaldo

By day I'm a content producer at an arts org in Los Angeles, by night I am the overly apologetic brain and face of sleepywaldo.blog

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