Ten Years of Outside Lands Festival (Willie Nelson & Family in 2013)



In short: Paul McCartney played in 2013 and, in a backstage meeting with Mayor Ed Lee, agreed to play the final concert ever at Candlestick Park the next year. The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nine Inch Nails and Jurassic 5 brought back ’90s vibes. Nile Rodgers showed up with Chic for a dance party.

Most Memorable Moment: Always doing things his way, Willie Nelson drove to the stage through the crowd in a white van, strapped on his beat-up guitar with a saxophone strap, threw his hat into the audience, and proceeded to play gorgeous song after gorgeous song to the most carefree, fun-loving crowd Outside Lands has seen. John Stamos from Full House stood to the side of the stage, making eyes and flirting with girls in the crowd before simply joining the band on congas. At the end, the Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir joined in for a finale of “Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die.” Never seen a set at Outside Lands quite like it.

Read about the other 9 years here.

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