We counted everything from the number of flower crowns in the crowd to just how many Beatles songs Paul McCartney played during his set at this year’s Outside Lands.
The Red Hot Chili Peppers once again proved to be among the world’s most reliable festival bands with a triumphant set packed with hits to close out the 2013 edition of San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival.
Nine Inch Nails dazzled San Francisco with high-tech tension while Phoenix delighted with death-defying crowd-surfing skills.
Taking the stage just after 7 p.m., McCartney launched into a nearly 3-hour set heavy on hits from the Beatles and McCartney’s ’70s band Wings, like a pyrotechnics-packed rendition of “Live and Let Die.”
The Outside Lands webcast includes headlining performances from Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails, Phoenix, Vampire Weekend and Hall & Oates.
Outside Lands has come along way from the time the area received its nickname. 130 years ago, Outside Lands was an uninhabitable and inaccessible patch of sand dunes.
All-American rock and roll legends Metallica, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young & Crazy Horse topped the bill at this year’s Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco with lots of volume, scores of classic songs and even some good, old-fashioned love.
Rock’s reigning renaissance man Jack White talks to the former Guns N’ Roses and Velvet Revolver bassist about songwriting, Iggy Pop and recording with rockabilly legend Wanda Jackson.
Metallica are puttin’ the finishin’ touches on their 3-D movie