How about that weather, huh? Saturday proved to be the first perfect weather day in several years of the Treasure Island Music Fest, requiring hardly any layering and providing a perfect, balmy venue for many a 22-year-old to try molly for the first time. Most all the acts sounded great on both days of the festival, and even if Sunday proved to be a little chillier, TIMF was once again the Bay Area's most easy-going and least chaotic big outdoor event.
The festival did not sell out this year but was nevertheless quite crowded, particularly for the sunny afternoon and temperate evening that arrived Saturday.
Highlights on Saturday included an eyepatch-wearing MØ bouncing and pelvic-thrusting all over the stage, Janelle Monae doing a tight one-hour set rife with homages to James Brown despite a sound snafu that kept most of the audience from hearing her first one-and-a-half numbers St. Lucia sounding crisp and polished in the middle of their lengthy North American tour, and Outkast showing up with all the energy of 15 years ago and working a new generation of fans into a frenzy.
Sunday brought a somewhat calmer vibe without so many DJ sets with great sets from Bleached, Washed Out and The New Pornographers. Banks drew a huge crowd for her set. And Chet Faker brought with him a fan base of entirely tween girls, somehow.
Check out our gallery, from photographer Raymond Ahner.