I love more than almost anything riding the N Judah during Outside Lands time. That sounds like a nightmare to most people, but seeing everybody in their cute outfits getting ready to do that most human thing—lose themselves in music—in our beautiful city zaps me with positive energy. I almost broke down crying at someone’s Hello Kitty halter top and sequined Elton John glasses combo this morning, I’m serious. Anyway, ace photographer Jon Bauer was on the scene, he’ll be bring some of that energy to the set over the next few days with shots of the fest. Yes it’s corporate, yes it has a kooky Grasslands cannabis smoking/marketing area, and yes I can hear it from my house in Lower Haight. It’s still cute. —Marke B., Publisher and Arts Editor
SEE DAY TWO PHOTOS HERE.
SEE DAY THREE PHOTOS HERE.

Taylor Bennett. Photo by Jon Bennett
The Seshen. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Boyfriend. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Photo by Jon Bauer.
Lil Wayne. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Lil Wayne. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Photo by Jon Bauer.
Aurora. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Miya Folick. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Masego. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Basstracks. Photo by Jon Bauer.
P-Lo. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Counting Crows. Photo by Jon Bauer.
Photo by Jon Bauer.
Twenty-One Pilots. Photo by Jon Bauer.