outside lands 2016, day 2
In my experience, Saturday is always the best, and the most hectic day of Outside Lands, due to the substantial volume of good bands performing on the second day of the festival. Unfortunately for Kayla & I, who are very devoted to the music, this means that we eat all of our food at the beginning of the day, before the chaos ensues. We started off with one of my yearly favorites: a grilled cheese with arugula & tomatoes & a cup of tomato soup. We enjoyed our meal while sitting in the grass waiting for Rogue Wave to come on, which we were lucky enough to get close to the stage for. After their set, we made our way to the main stage and found a sweet treat on the way – strawberry matcha green tea cotton candy! Although sticky, it was one of my favorite things that we tried over the weekend. We then watched the Wombats, followed by Lord Huron and the Last Shadow Puppets. At this point, Kayla and I made the daring decision to split up. I stayed behind and watched Sufjan Stevens perform (from the second row) while she went to see another artist. Since returning from the festival, numerous people have asked me what my favorite act was and Sufjan was it, hands down. He made great song choices, opening with Seven Swans, closing with Chicago, and playing a lot of new & old favorites in between. He also donned 5 different outfits throughout his set, each one a little crazier than the last; one was a foil gown with a disco ball on the chest and another was a suit of balloons (yes, seriously). Afterwards, Kayla and I were able to reunite amid the massive crowd just in time for Radiohead, another weekend highlight. Although we were pretty far back and it was a very cold evening, it was a fantastic set and a great experience. Overall, it was an exhausting day, but all of the great artists that we had the opportunity to see made it completely worth it.
For the second day, I really wanted to be comfortable since it was the coolest day and our busiest day, so I chose to wear pants (or overalls I should say). I wore my black Madewell overalls and, to give them a more festive feel, I paired them with a white cold-shoulder shirt, some ankle boots, and a hat. To stick with the 90’s vibe that the overalls brought to the table, I accesorized with a choker & a mini backpack with some fun pins on the flap. Overalls are definitely on trend right now, but there are so many ways to wear them. I dare you to give them a try!
Stay tuned next week for the final post on my Outside Lands 2016 experience!
Photos by Kayla Marie & Myself