music festival

Outside Lands 2009

This past weekend I went to Outside Lands 2009 and had an awesome time. 

I volunteered with Global Inheritance again, helping them out with setting up their booth and running the Recycling Store that they had going. Basically, collecting bottles in exchange for cool festival merchandise as a kind of clean up the park for stuff thing. For example, you could trade in 75 plastic bottles for an Outside Lands T-Shirt. Pretty good idea. Some people took it really seriously and brought in bags of bottles. All the volunteers had a great time.

In terms of bands that I saw, there were quite a few that I got to see. While the lineup was not as good as Coachella, it was pretty dam good. While I only took pictures for Dave Matthews Band and Incubus, I also saw Blind Pilot, Dengue Fever, Jason Mraz, Pearl Jam, Black Eyed Peas, Cage the Elephant, Thievery Corporation, Black Joe Lewis and the Honeybears, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue, M.I.A, The Dead Weather, and Atmosphere. My favorites by far were DMB, CtE,TC, TS & OA, and Atmosphere. I have embedded a slideshow of the photos below, but feel free to check them out in bigger sizes on my photo site here.

I also recorded a couple of videos including Anna Molly by Incubus and The Heart's a Lonely Hunter by Thievery Corporation. They are embedded below. Be sure to click HD as both are in high-def.