Opening day of Outside Lands 2016 was predictably raucous, dusty, chilly, and filling. Crowds drifted into Golden Gate Park, where the sun broke through the fog for approximately 20 minutes around 4 p.m. before it returned to being mildly cold and gray, to catch mid-afternoon sets by Ra Ra Riot, St. Lucia, Foals, Poliça, and Miike Snow. And I only saw one dude who fell out before 6 p.m., being wheeled away from the mainstage seeming alert, if perhaps unable to stand up unassisted.

Duran Duran, back on tour with a new album, sounded remarkably energized and Simon LeBon's voice is, actually, pretty intact! And while many streamed to the Twin Peaks stage for the late set by J. Cole, the highlight for me and many at the fest was the chance to see LCD Soundsystem live, back together and back on tour as frontman James Murphy promised they never would be again just a couple years back. (Due to some less than fawning coverage of Murphy's plan to add music to subway turnstiles in New York, we and our parent site Gothamist were banned from the photo pit during their set, however.)

Food-wise, the festival remains tops in the country for wood-fired pizza (Del Popolo), cocktails (there's now a new separate bar area with stations by Trick Dog, Forgery, Prizefighter, and more), and all kinds of inventive and/or bougie food offerings, from Azalina's chicken curry nachos to Woodhouse's lobster rolls and Rich Table's popular porcini doughnuts with Raclette dipping sauce. Also tasty: The Italian-style tater tot nachos from Stones Throw.

And while there were a number of Bill Murray totems once again in the crowd, Stranger Things has apparently already crossed into totem-worthy territory.

As I dust off my sneakers and gird myself for Day Two, please enjoy the photo evidence.