Looks like The National and Daughter are set to play Friday. They're playing the Greek on Saturday and the Hollywood Forever Cemetary on Sunday.
Food, Wine and Beer lineups are all out. Wise Sons and Blue Bottle look like great additions to the food options. Beer and wine look stellar as usual.
Is the national a band that could have an after show? Probably not on the same day they are playing the festival... First year going, what are some past aftershows? Tough to get tickets to like Lollapalooza?
Ah, maybe a pre-show then.
Although, to your credit, "aftershows" would imply they occur immediately after the festival. Night shows have traditionally occurred during the week leading up to the festival and after the festival days themselves.
I'm definitely fan of the pour-thru style coffee served up by Philz and Blue Bottle, but festival crowds do them no favor. It's a mess. They have the same dis-interested, too-cool-for-school (so became a coffee pourer instead?!) staff working the polo fields and the line is stupid long. I hope some of the Blue Bottle folks attended a year or two, saw how slow things were at other coffee vendors, and roll to Outside Lands with 50-60 of those pour-thru set ups, constantly have 25 gallons of water heated, and the coffee pre-measured for the filters.
There are some good looks adds in the food line up. Nopalito comes to mind. Never had a bad dish from that joint. Was hoping for Lagunitas Brewing to join the Beer Lands this year, but it's still a solid group. Can't wait for some Mad River suds.
Yup, Nopalito's totopos con chile definitely stood out to me as a must-eat this year.
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Also is anyone else sort of thinks the Beerlands line up is just sort of Meh? I mean yeah some good ones but overall not to exciting IMO. What would you guys recommend from it?
Compared to last year, I actually think it's a bit more solid.
At the very least, Heineken isn't taking up a spot anymore.Code:2012 | 2013 --------------------------------------------------------- 21st Amendment Brewery | 21st Amendment Brewery -- | Ale Industries -- | Almanac Beer Co. Anchor Brewing Company | Anchor Brewing Company Bear Republic Brewery | Bear Republic Brewing Drake’s Brewing | Drake's Brewing Firestone Walker | -- Heineken | -- Iron Springs Brewery | -- Linden Street Brewery | Linden Street Brewery Lost Coast Brewery | Lost Coast Brewery Mad River Brewing Company | Mad River Brewing Company Magnolia Brewery | Magnolia Brewery North Coast Brewing Company | North Coast Brewing Company Pacific Brewing Laboratory | Pacific Brewing Laboratory Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. | Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. -- | Social Kitchen and Brewery Speakeasy Ales & Lagers | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers The Bruery | -- -- | Bulmers Cider Company
I just bought my tickets!
My girlfriend and I don't know too much about it and was hoping some veterans could give us some info.
Firstly what are the major differences between Coachella and OSL? Amount of people? Size? General attitudes? Weather, etc. Even just a few general things you like about OSL would help just so we know what we're getting into. Also curious on food prices, is it similar to Coachellas $7-$9 mediocre meals? Alcohol prices?
Sorry if it's been regurgitated but I am pretty excited...I mean Paul McCartney!
Friday: Outkast, The Replacements, Girl Talk, Chromeo, AFI, The Afghan Whigs, Bastille, Jagwar Ma, Grouplove, Caravan Palace
Saturday: Muse, QOTSA, Pharrell, Foster the People, Empire of the Sun, Kid Cudi, Sleigh Bells, Cage the Elephant, CHVRCHES, Capitol Cities, Temples, Bombay Bicycle Club, Holy Ghost!, Bear Hands
Sunday: Arcade Fire, Beck, Neutral Milk Hotel, Trombone Shorty, Frank Turner, Surfer Blood, J Roddy Walston
first off with food, i'd argue that a lot of it is much better than coachella's, for about the same price
Spicy pie is mainstream shit.
I would argue that Lollapalooza is worse as far as the crowd goes. To play off roboto's example while at OSL you hear people talking about Sigur Ros during Sigur Ros, at Lolla you would hear people talking about their Wednesday night at the local bar and oblivious to the fact that a music fest is going on. More stoned folks than drunks at OSL and stoners aren't as loud and obnoxious. I would agree that the sound isn't so great and it will feel crowded and you will do a lot more walking.
roboto isn't wrong. I enjoy it despite the flaws.
In conclusion, the food and drink is great, the city itself is a blast and the lineup is very strong. But the sound, the over crowdedness due to people laying out their fucking blankets, and the people in general that never shut the fuck up are awful!!
COACHELLA- 99, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12 (wk 1 & 2), 13 (wk 1 &2)
Some things aren't as good as Coachella. Others are better. But they're completely different festivals, so stop comparing and just go have a good time.
My only significant complaint about OSL last year (my first, as an eight year Coachella vet) was that people don't dance enough. And that's their problem, not mine.
People don't dance enough at Coachella either. I don't really give a shit either about people not dancing(and if you say sahara, stop, that isn't dancing anymore it's fist pumping). What I hated at Coachella the last two years wasn't people not dancing, it was those same people pointing and laughing at people who were dancing. It happened to me several times, so I went over and grabbed them and made them dance(some times it worked, other times people got pissed off).
Id say the sound was just as bad at Coachella this year, as it was at OSL last. The sound at OSL is entirely dependent on your placement, and just like any fest, the best sound and vast majority of passionate fans are up close. I went for the first time last year, and spent a good portion of the first day finding quality sound spots, and was good to go the rest of the weekend. Its a little bit colder, and more people just hanging out and getting baked. I dont know what this dance talk is all about, maybe I'm the one being pointed at, but when I'm at festivals I'm there to have a good time. Talking during a set is far more annoying than dancing, and we all know there's no shortage of that. Food and deserts are top notch. I dont drink, but my GF and her friends loved the wine and beer. My only complaint.... if it is going to be as crowded as it is, can we please get some video screens on the other stages?
Coachella 07 (the introduction), 08 (the bands), 09 (the documentary), 10 (the people i came with), 11 (the relationship test... we passed), 12 (whatever the weather, Dirty Epic forever), 13 (the year of the troll)
- PEARL JAM WHY YOU HATE COACHELLA? -
It doesn't cost the same though. I paid over $100 less for passes than I did for Coachella.
Plus I don't have to pay for a place to stay for OSL so I'll be spending hundreds less. (Cool story).
You dingbats keep suggesting that the majority of the crowd at OSL is made up of actual SF residents and not the outlying cities.
3/8: Voices from the Lake LIVE @ Monarch
3/17: Forest Swords @ The Independent
3/19: Tycho @ The Catalyst
3/22: St. Vincent @ The Fox
3/22: Dance Mania & Mister Saturday Night @ PW
3/23: Kraftwerk @ The Fox
4/6: Trentemoller @ Mezzanine
4/15: The Knife @ The Fox
4/16: Factory Floor @ The Independent
4/17: The Afghan Whigs @ Slim's
4/26: Simian Mobile Disco, Earth @ Pappy and Harriet's
5/2-5/4: Austin Psych Fest @ Carson Creek Ranch