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).
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.
Standing on the balcony to help my co-worker get this capture for The Getty accounts.
He's just begging for a cuddle.
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.
Trimmed my bangs pre-flight. Maybe went a little too short.
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)
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.
(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.)
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.
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.
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.
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.
The next morning we stopped by Cinderella bakery. Last year we came for a piroshki and coffee every morning.
(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…
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
And that's it!
Hope you enjoyed. Anybody I didn't see that you recommend?
Much love friends.