I haven't gone to OSL the last two years, but yea, layers. If we're lucky, it will be sunny and "not cold" during the day. Best case, pants and a t-shirt will be comfortable. Once the sun starts to set, the wind kicks up and the fog rolls in. I'm bringing an extra long sleeve shirt, windbreaker, gloves, and hat. I think a lot of you are going to be surprised how cold it is at night in the park in August.
Mid-50's lows here don't feel like mid-50's lows inland. The wind is really cold, and the fog makes everything kind of damp. You're better off being burdened with a backpack with layers for the night than being forced to leave early due to being too cold.
Relatedly, if you're bringing a backpack, I recommend bringing a blanket if you plan to sit, because the ground can be kind of damp.
I'm really confounded as to how people think this years line-up is any better or different than any previous years line-up. Not that I'm not excited, I just don't see how it's supposedly better.
The line-up is much stronger this year at the top. There are basically six headliners (Three main headliners and three Sasquatch level headliners). The headliners might not be to your taste but they are definitely bigger names than Further and Kings of Leon like they had just two years ago.
Yeah, everyone needs to make sure to bring a hoodie for night time because it gets downright cold in GGP.
This year has legends. Stevie wonder , Neil young , Metallica . Add sigur ros legends of post rock , jack white , foo fighters , beck . And an awesome undercard . Comparing last years lineup to this isn't even close
what's everybody hitting as far as aftershows/parties? my group procrastinated and missed out on Grandaddy (which only a few of us wanted to go to). Looking over resident advisor now for the weekend... looking really good!
Seriously so much to choose from... some of the techno-sf-heads want to weigh in? I know nothing about the venues but I see quite a few I'd love to hit.
I usually avoid 1015 or 103 Harriet unless it's something I can't live without seeing. Vessel is pretty terrible crowd wise but they do pull some good lineups. Monarch, Public Works, Mighty, Beatbox, 222 Hyde are probably where you're going to find things you're more interested in.