Outside Lands festival (see year one, two, three). I wrote about some of the lesser known bands there here, but for you music nerds out there I'll go over the bands I actually saw. I did a lot of wandering off by myself because while most folks were stoked on Major Lazer and Zedd, I was swaying my lighter in the wind to Ryan Adams and Sufjan Stevens.
Miike Snow, Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats, Duran Duran, LCD Soundsystem
Rogue Wave, The Wombats, Ibeyi, Lord Huron, Big Grams (Big Boi + Phantogram), Sufjan Stevens, Radiohead
The Oh Hellos, DIIV, Lettuce, Griz, Dr. Teeth & The Electric Mayhem (yep, the band from The Muppets), Third Eye Blind, Ryan Adams and The Shining, Lana Del Rey
Long story short: all the bands were amazing except Third Eye Blind, which was disappointing because my 12-year-old self really friggin loves them (everything was documented on Snapchat, so follow me there @marymackensie). The rest of the long story goes something like adventures, changes on changes on changes, overwhelm, amazing music, marathon training runs and the guilt that comes with neglecting real life stuff, like cleaning, writing and making big decisions about the future. So that's where I'm at.
How have you been?