The Best Photos from the Outer Lands of San Francisco

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Erin Maxick blows an incredibly tall bubble on outlying land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif.
Erin Maxick blows an incredibly tall bubble on outlying land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

San Francisco welcomes Outside Lands festival-goers with a mini heatwave.

Although barely there in the 70s, the festival grounds were steamy on the first day, attracting great enthusiasm by locals such as Spelling and Ode at the start of the day. Friday is always the least-crowded day of the weekend, and as such entry was relatively smooth at the start of the day (lots of vendors sold clear bags outside the festivities, which were forgotten).

Fans sit on blankets near the new windmill and watch Duckworth perform at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif.

Fans sit on blankets near the new windmill and watch Duckworth perform at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, Calif.

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But like almost all concerts in 2022, the genre was as much on display as the music itself. The early crowd skewed the college-aged group, and were clearly prepared for the expected high temperature of 69 degrees. No specific trends as to fun cow print were exceedingly clear, and without halloween weekend The time for the 2021 festival costumes was few and far between.

Beth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Beth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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Still, the beautiful grounds of Golden Gate Park made for a rustic backdrop for the photo. Scroll down to see the best style photos from the fest ever, plus live shots of Duckworth, DJ Umami and Faye Webster. Keep checking for updates throughout the weekend.

ODIE performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

ODIE performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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A group of fans pose for a photo at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
A group of fans pose for a photo at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

A festival-goer uses his badge to enter the outdoor land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
A festival-goer uses his badge to enter the outdoor land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

Spelling performance on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Spelling performance on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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Front row fans dance and sing as they watch the ODIE performance at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, Friday, August 5, 2022.

Front row fans dance and sing as they watch the ODIE performance at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California, Friday, August 5, 2022.

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Duckworth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Duckworth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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DJ Umami at the Heineken Tent at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
DJ Umami at the Heineken Tent at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

Duckworth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Duckworth performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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Celebrations dance for DJ Umami at Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
Celebrations dance for DJ Umami at Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

A visitor looks at a map at a festival at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
A visitor looks at a map at a festival at the Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

Kevin Alfonso takes a hit from a joint at Grasslands Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
Kevin Alfonso takes a hit from a joint at Grasslands Outside Lands at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

PawPaw Rod performs at the Panhandle Stage on Outer Lands on August 5, 2022 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.
PawPaw Rod performs at the Panhandle Stage on Outer Lands on August 5, 2022 in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

Festivalgoers enjoy PawPaw Rod on outdoor land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.
Festivalgoers enjoy PawPaw Rod on outdoor land at Golden Gate Park on August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.Douglas Zimmerman / SFGATE

Faye Webster performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

Faye Webster performs on Outer Lands at Golden Gate Park on Friday, August 5, 2022 in San Francisco, California.

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More outdoor land coverage:

— Everything you need to know before visiting SF’s Outer Lands

— What it’s like to be the only Bay Area rapper to play Outside Lands

— Best Bands to See at San Francisco’s Outside Lands Music Festival

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