Outside Lands Day 2 Will Van Dalsem August 7, 2016 Music 415 Tweet Share Share Email WhatsAppShares 0I just completed my second day at San Francisco’s music festival Outside Lands, and it was just about as good as Day 1 was. I began my day with a melancholic, tearjerking folk rock set from 20 year old Julien Baker. Highly recommend checking her music out if you love cry-in-your-car somber jams. Next I caught a captivating performance from neo-reggae rock group Lewis Del Mar and a quirky, happy-summer-vibes EDM set from The Knocks. 23 year old rapper Vince Staples followed. He brought an admirable amount of energy and gusto to his performance, but the volume on his microphone was very quiet, often leaving Staples inaudible. A pretty disappointing set, but not because of Vince Staples himself. After the rap show I was able to catch The Last Shadow Puppets show, and they were pretty subpar. Nothing to write home about. Pretty bland songs and a lot of Alex Turner being really drunk and really, really into himself. They did have a cover of David Bowie’s “Moonage Daydream” that was super cool, though. Luckily, sitting through The Last Shadow Puppets allowed me to be front row for Sufjan Stevens. I was expecting folk-singer melancholy sadness, but the show was much more of a fantastical celebration. Colorful costumes, angel wings, choreography, banjo smashing. Sufjan was pretty fucking sweet. And finally, the Beatles of our generation. I got to see fucking Radiohead. And I had a profound experience. I don’t have much else to say about it. I love Radiohead so much. Day 3 tomorrow.