Well I'm home.
Neil Young was without a doubt my favorite set of the festival. Opening with an 18-minute Love And Only Love that was just so grinding and loud, blasting 10 minutes of pure fucking noise to a gigantic crowd, and a smattering of some of his best songs pretty much ensured that I was going to be pleased. Him and Crazy Horse looked pissed and determined through the whole set, and they played some great music. Don't listen to the naysayers.
I agreed with Eric in regards to Stevie Wonder: I felt like it was too unstructured and cover heavy, even though he had moments of brilliance. My least favorite of the three headliner sets. Metallica were a blast, and it was great to warm up every once in awhile with the pyro. I really liked Beck, Foo Fighters and Jack White, and agree that the Kills were lackluster. Amadou and Mariam, fun. and White Denim were quite entertaining as well.
The bathroom lines were only super long if you went to the few that everyone was going to. There were other portopotties that had no lines all weekend. And, the woods. Yeah, it was crowded, but I never felt as tightly packed in as I have at Coachella. Also, on Sunday the line was insanely long to get in (probably 1/2 mile) but I got in within 20 minutes of getting in line. And I LOVED the weather; it felt so good after all the heat we've been suffering through.
I've felt done with Coachella for awhile now, and Outside Lands may have just convinced me that I can still do big festivals.