PHOTOESSAY: Outside Lands 2015

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Outside Lands in San Fransisco is my favorite of the big festivals because it’s cooler (in temperature), and generally less annoying. I used to festival regularly when I could still handle intense crowds, dehydration, and some of the mellowest sets in an afternoon turning into a rave.

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But anyways. Outside Lands. It’s chilly, there are trees, there’s great music and delicious food. You should go.

Here’s a playlist of mostly everyone who was there. Listen, cry, plan to go next year. Also if you play it and slowly scroll through this photo essay it’ll be just as good and you won’t have to leave your couch.

Playlist:

The first thing I did, and arguably the greatest thing I have ever done in my entire life, is eat this Donut Bacon Cheeseburger from a restaurant called Straw’s booth.

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Yeah, I could have just gone home and it would have been worth the trip.

Me, avoiding crowds

Me, avoiding crowds

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

St. Vincent

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Tig Notaro and Andy Kindler

Tig Notaro and Andy Kindler

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Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

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Billy Idol, who was incredible. Like almost as good as that burger.

Billy Idol, who was incredible. Like almost as good as that burger.

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G-Eazy

G-Eazy

Me, avoiding crowds II

Me, avoiding crowds II

Kendrick Lamar

Kendrick Lamar

Outside Lands Selfie

Outside Lands Selfie

Ryn Weaver

Ryn Weaver

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Dan Deacon

Dan Deacon

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Final day feels

Final day feels

The worst part of festivals. Literally hell.

The worst part of festivals. Literally hell.

Elton John's crowd was emotional

Elton John’s crowd was emotional

And for once, I wasn't avoiding the crowd.

And for once, I wasn’t avoiding the crowd.

Goodnight, Outside Lands

Goodnight, Outside Lands

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See you there next year!

Molly Adams is an LA-based photographer. You can find documenting life from Afghanistan to Standing Rock to the LA queer nightlife. You can also find her on Instagram.

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13 Comments

  1. I noticed you were using the multiple exposure setting on Fuji. I don’t think make users know about it. I really dig how you did it here. Thank you for sharing these photos.

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