It was one of the worst days of Outside Lands weather in most peoples' memories — it doesn't often rain in August, and at about 5:30 p.m. the fog rolling in off the ocean became a bath of mist. That did nothing to dampen the enthusiasm of tens of thousands of festival goers, though, who were already buoyed by the energy of afternoon sets by Kamaiyah, The Bleachers, Maggie Rogers, Sofi Tukker, Young the Giant, and a surprise "pop-up" set outside the Heineken dance tent by Big Boi (of Outkast fame) which a few hundred fans got a thrill from, if they knew to go there or happened to be passing by.

I made it through with some porcini doughnuts from Rich Table and pastrami cheese fries from Wise Sons, as well as a fair amount of Sierra Nevada and a nice gin-and-tonic variation from the Hendrick's booth. Also, I will say that the rosé bar and the Marlowe burgers stole the show in the VIP area, and the Tartine Manufactory people had a somewhat slow time selling morning buns that aren't exactly afternoon festival food.

Sofi Tukker put on a great, high-energy set on the Twin Peaks stage before the rain began, and they drew one of the days early big crowds. The stage would later feature an even bigger, mega-pumped crowd for EDM duo Louis the Child, and then hip-hop artist Schoolboy Q, who took the stage after them, commented, "We never know what to expect with these festival things or who's going to show. But for real, yo, this thing is legit."

Big Boi, despite being a last-minute "surprise" (he did a similar surprise set last year, so, not a huge surprise), drew a fairly big crowd to the small side stage, got everyone pumped with renditions of Outkast hits like "Ms. Jackson," "The Way You Move," and "B.O.B."

Lorde gave what was probably the most captivating and commanding performance of the early evening, dancing around the stage with a quintet of interpretive backup dancers, occasionally sitting down and chatting with the audience, celebrating the mist blanketing the Polo Field, and belting out new tracks like "Green Light" and hits like "Royals."

A bit later, and still working it out despite the rain, Goldroom put on a stellar show on the tiny Panhandle stage, riling up a happy if slightly wet and chilly crowd with "Underwater," and a spectacular cover of Fleetwood Mac's "Dreams."

But for real, everyone, for those who skipped out on Solange in order to catch a rare appearance by aging rockers The Who, you missed an astonishing, dare-I-say-iconic performance by a singer and performer who may just finally be emerging from her mega-famous sister's shadow.

From the 1970s-TV-variety-show-style set (white geometrics and a pair of faux Roman columns that all glowed red and purple with lighting throughout the set), to the all-red palette of the band's costumes, to Solange's own choreography (the trombonist, guitarists, and back-up singers all moved in unison), it was a thing to behold. And Solange's voice — a bit purer in tone than her sister's at points, but also electrified with passion throughout — was impressive enough that I'd count this among one of the top five live sets I've seen, and certainly among the top two or three I've seen in attending 10 Outside Lands. It made me reconsider why organizers might have decided to move her set from Saturday, when she was originally scheduled, to the closing hour of Sunday opposite The Who, giving her nearly top billing and the seclusion of the Sutro Stage, while some kids went to dance to Above & Beyond, and everyone else wanted to see Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend on a San Francisco stage for the first time in 41 years. (The Chronicle, for their part, missed Solange and said The Who "didn't skimp on the hits" in their 90-minute set.)

Check out all SFist's photos, and see our pics from Day One and Day Two as well.