PHOTOESSAY: Outside Lands Was An Actual Rager

Outside Lands brings music fans and festival goers to the trees of Golden Gate Park every August. I say “music fans and festival goers” because these days the two are almost different with the culture becoming how f-ed up can I get for three days and less about how can I see great bands. Regardless, it’s magical and full of lots of happy faces. Here’s what I saw.

Also, here’s a playlist to enjoy the music from afar and let these pictures bring the party to you.

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My festival supply kit

DAY 1

Grimes

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My favorite sign of the weekend

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Halsey

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My other favorite sign

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LCD Soundsystem

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Dancing ourselves clean

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LCD Soundsystem

DAY 2

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Starting strong

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AMPED

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So is this kid

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My fave OSL meal : donut bacon cheeseburger

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How I feel about that burger

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Lord Huron

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Most seen site of OSL

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Peaches slayed so hard that I had to include several photos of Peaches slaying AND THEY DON’T EVEN DO HER JUSTICE

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RADIOHEAD

Day 3

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Made a friend

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Kehlani

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Chance the Rapper

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The homies Chancing out

Ate this beautiful funnel cake

I caught some Pokemon

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This is how you catch Pokemon right?

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The homies and 40,000 of our closest friends

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This dude knows how to party

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Major Lazer ripped people’s shirts off

Wandered into a Tay vs Ye Dance Party

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Miguel

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Lana del Rey

And with a dusty walk out

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That was Outside Lands 2016.

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.

Molly has written 68 articles for us.

3 Comments

  1. Your photo essays as always are great. Especially love the use of double exposure feature on the X Series cameras(which reminds me I need to play with that more). How was Radiohead live?

  2. In my experience the best way to find a festival that isn’t just a parade of hipsters or wooks looking to get fucked up is to go to smaller, less well-known camping festivals. You don’t get as many super trendy headliners but better atmosphere and great music.

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