Put on your star spangled sunglasses and sequined shorts, and get ready to play peek-a-boo with the pacific coast while Gypsy Gal Lauren gives you unprecedented coverage of all of the fun that went down at Outside Lands Festival.
Day One: Highway one blues, and reds, and whites.
Mixtapes and flag print galore combined with some delectable edibles made the drive up the golden highway a perfect setting to mentally prepare ourselves for the festival. Queen Lana and Sigur Ros were on repeat, and the bubbles floating throughout the air set the tone for a dreamy drive up the coast. The highlight of the drive was, without a doubt watching the sun set the sky on fire over the Pacific Ocean.
Day Two: Lush Forests
Waking up to the ocean breeze and soft sunlight pouring through the hotel windows set the stage for a perfect day. After slipping into a pair of Gypsy Junkies Liberty Cutoffs, an American Flag Scarf, and some fabulous flag print Jeffrey Campbell Lita’s we were ready to head down to the beautiful Golden Gate Park. On the way we made a quick stop to the infamous Chinatown to do some sightseeing…Several fortune cookies later we found ourselves back in the car and on our way hear the fantastical sounds that could only be found through the genius that is Beck. Later in the evening we heard from Yacht, Of Monsters and Men, MSTRKRFT, and the fabulous Neil Young. Our dreams on day two were splattered with stars and stripes, dazzling lights, and fantastical images from the night!
Day Three: S is for Sigur Ros
We woke up that morning to Explosions in the Sky, literally. The band’s cathartic mini-symphonies rocked our world and the great vibes set the tone for the day. Big Boi and Thee Oh Sees led up to a fabulous set by Passion Pit. The highlight of the night was a mind blowing performance by Sigur Ros. The spellbinding sounds and enchanting lights had us all in a trance, and the laser beams lit up the Gypsy Junkies Digi-Floral Blazer making it a stand out piece. The feelings that come from standing in a field among thousands of people who appreciate talent like Sigur Ros are incomparable. It was a beautiful thing to witness, and I have no doubt that the experience will stay with me for the rest of my life.
Day Four: Never a goodbye
The last day of the festival a layer of fog settled over the painted ladies of San Francisco, and a cool breeze swept through the city. This made pairing the Jane Field Jacket and the Marley Vest the perfect choice for day four. Still buzzing with excitement from the previous nights adventures, we headed down to the park to hear the talents of Regina Spektor, Santigold, Wolfgang Gartner, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, and Jack White. After a whirlwind of fantastical sets, we headed down to the Polo Field for a real treat. Mr. Stevie Wonder dazzled us for hours with his soulful ballads. It was the perfect way to end the festival off on a good note. That night we all went to sleep with visions of the weekend dancing throughout our heads. From the A+ festival fashions to the marvelous music, Outside Lands 2012 was an amazing experience. We truly fell in love with San Francisco, which is why we chose to part with a loving “See you next time”.