As expected, Treasure Island Music Festival's tenth anniversary faced some serious weather Saturday, and the rain also led to some delays in artists' arrivals via SFO, leading to some schedule changes, unhappiness, and a big hour-plus gap this evening where no acts were performing. Also, everyone who braved the weather got quite wet, audience members and artists alike.
The festival has always been rain-or-shine, but this is the first year that it coincided with actual rain storms, causing an unprecedented pause this evening, and the cancellation of the set by Flight Facilities, who either could not make it in time or did not want to perform in the rain.
Also, one young woman had to be rolled out on a gurney after a vending machine apparently toppled onto her due to high winds.
As a result of the situation, festival organizers decided to allow re-entry for all those who may have left earlier and decided to return.
New schedule!!! Due to rain Flight Facilities will not be able to join us. Everyone else will be playing pic.twitter.com/lSnrs2TwKk— Treasure Island Fest (@timfsf) October 16, 2016
Injured woman being helped after a vending machine fell on her due to high winds at the Treasure Island Music Festival in San Francisco pic.twitter.com/elCoo9p7qH— brian yuen (@newsfroggie) October 15, 2016
Shout out to @timfsf for making the best of a bad situation and also for letting people re-enter 👊— Nick DeCicco (@ndeciccodr) October 16, 2016
Rain cleared and we're getting the stage ready for Thugger. Appreciate your patience everyone!— Treasure Island Fest (@timfsf) October 16, 2016
Young Thug was also delayed at SFO, and though he took the stage, eventually, in the rain, Oakland's Kamaiyah, who had already done a set at 12:45, took the larger Bridge Stage for a second set to fill in the gap.
Successful day iconic honestly truly #TIMF10 was the best performance of my career thus far hands down— ill yaya (@itskamaiyah) October 16, 2016
Our intrepid SFist correspondents are still making their way back from the island, but we'll have more details and coverage when they do.