Live Review: Outside Lands Festival

Outside Lands coasts on variety, not urgency: Aidin Vaziri | Looking at the masses aimlessly wandering through at the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park over the weekend, it seemed like there were few acts on the bill anyone actually felt they had to see. Dave Matthews Band? “Sure, they’re all right.” Incubus? “Oh yeah, that one song was pretty cool.” Jason Mraz? “Who’s that again?” So unlike last time, when people stampeded for hot commodities like Radiohead and Wilco, this year it felt like they were there simply soak it all in – the sun, the spectacle, the food, the alcohol and, hey, maybe some music from a lineup that was decidedly diffuse.
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