The 15th annual edition of Outside Lands brought a record number of people to Golden Gate Park, amid some pretty typical cool, gray, foggy conditions. And while we usually get one sunny day out there, that didn't even come to pass.
Organizers said Friday that 225,000 tickets had been sold. And while they said they expected 75,000 people each day, some simple math tells us that one or another of those days was likely even more crowded than that — one organizer suggested their capacity cap was 90,000, but it's not like the wristband-scanners lock up once they hit that number.
The festival has sold out every year since 2011, and last year's ticket sales, which grossed some $33 million for Another Planet and partner Superfly, came to 222,518 total tickets. Going back to the first couple of years, 2008 to 2010, the numbers were more modest, with 35,000 to 40,000 attending each day — and the crush of the crowd that's now at least double that size can generally felt by around 5 p.m. each day. If you don't like crowds, stay far away.
You can read more about the acts who played on Day One, Day Two, and Day Three, but below we bring you just a photo highlight roundup from the whole weekend.
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