I arrived in San Francisco for my first journey to the Outside Lands Music Festival. Having been to Coachella the past seven years and Lollapalooza last year in Chicago, I was excited to see what this bad boy had to offer. Considering I’m doing this from my phone, I’m going to keep it short and sweet. Here are my five observations from day one of Outside Lands:
1. The Layout of the Festival is Different and Great- Golden Gate Park is massive and a great place for a festival. Huge trees everywhere, nice grass and scenic. The festival itself, is laid out really well the stages aren’t super far from each other but every area is pretty unique and separate. Beer and bathroom lines are really chill which is always huge and unlike Coachella, you can drink anywhere which is fan-fucking-tastic.
2. The Weather is Crazy- thank god my friend told me to dress warm because it is cold as shit in the SF. Apparently, that area in particular is especially crispy. It was so foggy you couldn’t see shit, cold as balls, windy and it started drizzling at the end of the night. I dug it and prefer it to the scorching temperatures of Coachella but plenty of people were not prepared. It was easy to spot the d bag so cal dudes wearing tanks, shorts and backwards hats, trying to play it off that they weren’t freezing their ass off.
3. Transportation Situation is Dog Shit- biggest glove slap about outside lands is the transportation. We couldn’t get a cab to save our life to the venue and all the buses were so full they wouldn’t even stop. We had to bribe a cab $40 to get to the show and when we left, more drama. We dipped out thirty minutes before the show ended in an effort to beat the rush but got no love. There were no cabs really to speak of and once again the buses were packed. We ended up walking for 45 minutes, fighting our way on a bus that wasn’t really going where we needed it to and then finally scored a cab after walking an additional twenty blocks. Shitballs.
4. Onto the music. Since we got up here later than we wanted to and it took us forever to get into the show, I only saw the following four bands:
Of monsters and men
MSTRKRFT killed it. That being said, when the hell are they dropping another album? Kinda weird that they are on the festival circuit without one but I’m not complaining. I really love Washed Out and wasn’t sure what to expect live since its so chill and background music-y. I was really impressed, they sounded great and played all the jams. It was my favorite show of the day by far and the time in the evening was perfect. That being said, the energy wasn’t great for everyone and people started leaving halfway through. Their loss. Bitches.
5. Early End- Not sure if it’s a park deal or what but the show gets out at 10 every night. I actually kinda like it cuz you have your whole night ahead of you which we used to our full advantage.
I got some good sleep last night, am staying at a great house overlooking Alcatraz in the city and I’m ready for day two. Let’s dance.
We just wrapped up another amazing photoshoot, this time with the beautiful Rylee Breen, who visited LA all the way from Brisbane, Australia. Neave Bozorgi, our good friend and partner in crime, shot the photos in and around Hollywood and for the record, Rylee IS stripping on Hollywood Blvd. in broad daylight. Enjoy!
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We went into Coachella with the best of intentions. Shoot a bunch of footage, put together an awesome video we could share with everyone. Well, that didn’t really happen. What did? Well, I got some awesome dance footage. Enjoy!
While I’ve been an Odd Future fan for a while, never thought much of Hodgy Beats. That is until I got my hands on his EP. There are some serious bangers on here and this track could be the best of them all. Move over Tyler and Earl, Odd Future could now be the Big 3:
A nice little gem from weekend one at Coachella from Kid D Marketing Director Brett Hagan.
UPDATE: ONE OF THE PICS FROM OUR SHOOT WAS RECENTLY FEATURED IN ITALIAN VOGUE!! CLICK HERE
Normally, when we do photo shoots, they involve a ton of planning and organization and on the day of, you’re typically dealing with people flaking, everything running behind schedule and making sure you’re getting the shots you want amongst all the chaos. So, when I talked to my good friend and very talented photographer, Neave Bozorgi, about going a different route, I was intrigued. Instead of having to coordinate everything, be on set all day and micro manage, all I had to do was give Neave the gear and let him do his thing. Having seen a ton of shoots he was doing (follow him on instagram: @sirvneave), I knew he not only had the style we wanted but also the access to talent.
For this shoot, Neave kept it true to the Kid Dangerous Grime Couture roots: cigarettes, shotgunning beers and trailer parks. The subject? The beautiful Brittany Nichole Lucas. Brittany is wearing clothes from our Women’s Summer/Fall 2012 Collection. Check back on our online store later this summer to purchase the shirts she’s wearing.
Much props to everyone that was a part of the shoot:
Photographer: Neave Bozorgi
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Model: Brittany Nichole Lucas
twitter: @Brittany_NLucas | instagram: @brittanynicholelucas
Stylist: Jessica Ozette
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Makeup: Olivia Danielle
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I’ve lived in LA for over ten years and for whatever reason, I am just unlucky when it comes to celebrity sightings. Maybe I’m not hanging out at the right places or it would help if I didn’t have a day job so I could slum around town with all the out of work actors and writers, but I don’t get lucky very often. Today though, I got a super random and awesome sighting. I live in Silverlake and when I find the motivation (which unfortunately, is not as often as I’d like), I’ll head to the reservoir to go on a 2+ mile jog.
On two separate occasions, I’ve seen Chris Parnell, in little running shorts humming along the path. For those who don’t know who I’m talking about, he’s been on SNL forever and has a funny bit role on 30 Rock as Dr. Leo Spaceman. Now Chris isn’t all that famous, so that’s not why it put the smile on my face, it was just so funny seeing him in his little get up hauling ass around Silverlake. I kept thinking about the US Weekly section called “Celebrities are Just Like Us” (or whatever) and I could just imagine the editor looking at an image of Chris running around Silverlake and deciding to toss it aside cuz he’s just not famous enough. I have no idea where I’m going with this blog but big ups to Chris Parnell. Keep rocking those short shorts, keep wearing those oakley shades and keep getting your fitness on, player.
I can’t say that I know a ton about Etta James. I don’t own all of her albums and I’d be lying if I said I’ve listened to her anytime in the past couple of months. One of the most beautiful things about music though, is that regardless of how much you listen to a particular artist or how well you know their body of work, that they can still hold a special place in your heart. My love for Etta James revolves around one song. While she’s had plenty other great songs, songs that I do listen to, it’s one song in particular called “I’d Rather Go Blind” that I will always associate with her. The first time I heard this song was in 8th grade. My good friend Manuel Martinez had a four disc box set called Chess Blues and he played this song for me. I remember that day like it was yesterday. Both him and I had just broken up with our girlfriends and were pretty damn depressed as we dealt with deep (or so what we thought at the time) guy / girl emotions for one of the first times in our lives. Before we knew it, this song was on repeat and we listened to it in his room about 20 times in a row.
To this day, it evokes emotion in me as a truly deep and touching song about heartbreak. I just found the song on youtube and as I’ve been writing this blog post, I’ve played it about five times already. As always, it not only brings me back to that day, but it also shows me how much music can resonate with you and channel emotions that we deal with in our day-to-day lives. So yeah, in tribute to Etta James, please enjoy this song and may she rest in peace.
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