Day two at Outside Lands was cold, foggy, and a lot of fun. While Friday night's headlining LCD Soundsystem set was a lot to follow, the likes of Fantastic Negrito, Kevin Morby, Peaches, Anderson .Paak, Radiohead, and hoards of other artists delivered a day full of festival-stealing performances.
Big Freedia, who played at the GastroMagic stage early in the day, put on an especially engaging show. The Queen of Bounce brought audience members up on the stage for the wonderfully named Beignets and Bounce Brunch to dance in exchange for the New Orleans pastry — likely providing some of the only food those wide-eyed concert goers ate all day.
Even Karl the Fog showed up to bounce.
This was the third year Freedia and her dance crew played GastroMagic, and the Chronicle notes that the beignets were provided by the Tenderloin's San Brenda’s French Soul Food.
Saturday also marked a moment of redemption for Oakland artist Fantastic Negrito. Scheduled to play last year, his set was canceled after one of his interns was caught scalping the band's wristbands outside the festival.
The standout Saturday show was a late-night performance by Anderson .Paak. The southern California musician got the crowd worked up right at the start with "Milk and Honey" off his 2014 album Venice before moving on to hits from 2016's Malibu. The audience went absolutely nuts.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, Radiohead was the biggest draw of the night. The mostly down-tempo set went well with the fog, and the polo field was packed. The Chronicle notes that Radiohead played at the first Outside Lands back in 2008 — a fact which didn't appear to spark any fond memories in lead singer Thom Yorke.
And while most attendees seemed to keep it together into the evening, not everyone was so coherent. This reporter was randomly punched in the face while walking to Radiohead's set by a seemingly intoxicated woman who was apparently so excited to be alive that she jumped in the air, hollered, and fist pumped right into my nose (thankfully it was cold, so my face was already numb).
Enjoy the photo gallery of the day's madness embedded above, and tune into the livestream if you can't make it to day three.