The first day of Outside Lands has come to a close. The weather, which pivoted from sunny to foggy in a matter of minutes, kept festival-goers on their toes and likely made for a cold night for some costumed attendees. But the overall atmosphere was revelrous and celebratory, with some longtime Outside Lands fans brought to tears.
One of the toughest choices in the festival line-up was Friday night’s headlining spot. Given the distance between stages, it was nearly impossible to split the difference and catch a few minutes each of The Strokes, Kaytranada or Tyler, The Creator. Those who choose Tyler were treated to a hurricane of a performance complete with explosive fireworks and a speed boat on stage that rocked on hydraulics.