Whether you're a regular festy or a novice, Outside Lands is different from most music festivals and I am here to just suggest to you some friendly tips on how to make your OutsideLands experience even better.
What To Bring
- A backpack
- Hand Sanitizer
- Baby wipes
- Water bottle
- 5 HTP
What To Wear
No matter what awesome and stylish outfit you have planned for the weekend, make sure you have a few jackets to take off or put on.
Girls, I recommend something you can wear leggings under. And everyone, step up your shoe game! FlipFlops and sandals are so not ideal. Get some awesome, but comfy sneakers or at least closed toed shoes.
How To Get There
Bart and Muni are packed. You will get passed by busses that are too full. This is annoying especially if you're traveling in a group.
Uber and Lyft are good options, as you won't need to rely on parking anywhere, but their prices go up when they are in high demand. Expect delays.
Driving is an okay decision, but it should be your last choice. Parking is almost impossible, and on Friday and Saturday there are meters. Although some times people are known to bid off their parking spot if they live near by.
Plan out what you want to see. Or at least have a general idea. Making decisions in the moment, especially with a group, is basically impossible. But, on that note, even with a plan, keep an open mind because you may wander in to something unexpectedly awesome.
Don't underestimate the comedy! There's always delightfully hilarious comedy at the Barbary. This years big names include the cast of Silicon Valley, Lewis Black and Garfunkel and Oats.
The OutsideLands App is incredibly underrated, but can come in really handy! I'll be honest and I overlooked it, but when D'Angelo dropped last minute and was replaced by Chic, it was nice not to be awkwardly surprised. Plus, it's a free app.
But it's also really nice to be prepared so make sure you don't forget anything!