Outside Lands 2013: By The Numbers
San Francisco’s Outside Lands music festival is an explosion of sights, sounds and experiences that’s not easy to convey in words. With four stages sprawled across the massive Golden Gate Park, concertgoers are inundated with synapse-firing stimulus that can prove to be overwhelming for even the most stalwart music fan.
Given everything that happened on Friday, Saturday and Sunday of Outside Lands this year, we’ve compiled this numerical rundown of the bands, people, music and moments that made the 2013 installment of this spectacular festival memorable and magical.
How long before a concertgoer was spotted wearing a pair Google Glasses on the first day of the fest: 4 (as in minutes)
Number of women seen wearing flower crowns: We lost count around 6,000, but it was still less than there were at Coachella this year.
Number of men seen wearing flower crowns: 2
Number of times someone in the crowd pronounced the band name “Rhye” as “Ree”: 2
Number of children conceived during Rhye’s set: 5 (apx.)
Percentage of the crowd during Chic’s set who learned for the first time how many massive hit songs by artists ranging from David Bowie to Diana Ross were written and/or produced by band leader Nile Rodgers: 77%
Number of people overheard telling their friends that Nile Rodgers is the guy who co-wrote Daft Punk’s “Get Lucky”: 37
Number of times “Get Lucky” was heard at Outside Lands this year (even though Daft Punk wasn’t there): 9
Number of times people freaked out and started dancing like crazy when “Get Lucky” was played: 9
Number of times Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” was heard over the weekend: 0