For the first time, cannabis became part of the official lineup at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Festival this weekend—kind of. Grass Lands, the first-ever curated cannabis experience to hit a mainstream festival, set up shop in a sprawling woodland fairyland overlooking the festival’s main stage. However, regulations forbid the sale of Grass Lands’ star—ironic considering vape clouds throughout Golden Gate Park on any given day roll about as thick as San Francisco’s August fog, especially since marijuana became legal recreationally at the beginning of this year.
So what do you do at a cannabis event that doesn’t actually feature its headliner? It turns out a lot, thanks to the creativity and ingenuity of the mostly local brands that paid homage to cannabis education, sustainability, and San Francisco as the birthplace of the medical marijuana movement… (more)
Bands mix music and politics at San Francisco’s Outside Lands festival
Amid the tens of thousands of people who attended the 11th annual Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco’s Golden Gate park this weekend, one face stood out, two-dimensionally speaking: Barack Obama’s… (more)
Outside Lands 2018 gets political as Gavin Newsom talks Trump
Outside Lands is known for its world-famous music headliners, food and drink vendors and foggy, chilly weather. But this year, the San Francisco festival added another new element: politics.
California gubernatorial candidate Gavin Newsom appeared Saturday, Aug. 11, on the Barbary stage as part of a new talk series called D.A.V.E., for Discussions About Virtually Everything. Newsom, currently California lieutenant governor and a former San Francisco mayor, talked with Wired magazine co-founder John Battelle about state issues such as the homelessness and housing crises, sanctuary cities, the water shortage and education… (more)
Its’s a sign of the times: Sex and Drugs and Rockn’Roll has been replaced by Politics and Drugs and Rockn’Roll.