Outside Lands Day 2 – The Good times continue with Lizzo, Rico Nasty, Vampire Weekend, Dr Dog and more

Rico Nasty at Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Rico Nasty at Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger

The weather continued to be on our side on Saturday as Outside Lands continued to offer up great music throughout the day and into the night. The crowds seemed to have swelled a little from Friday and everything went off perfectly. Great Halloween costumes were everywhere and the party vibe was infectious. 

In a festival environment, it’s a common experience to find certain acts may resonate with you more than others. Though you may enjoy all of them, some get to you a little more or completely surprise you and take your breath away. While I found that with Remi Wolf on Friday, on Saturday it was Rico Nasty! She delivered an absolutely stunning performance on Saturday at Outside Lands. In Rico Nasty’s incredible costume and makeup, she was non stop action onstage as she worked the crowd from one end of the stage to the other. Everything about her is on a grand scale. Her music, her appearance and her persona. Rico Nasty is one of those artists that is so charismatic that no matter how far away you are, you’re going to feel it and be pulled in. On Saturday she was electrifying. 

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Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger

There were plenty of highlights throughout the day as things got started at the Lands End stage with new Canadian artist, Jessia.

Moving on to Hinds, the crowd may have been small, but those who caught the Madrid, Spain band were treated to an excellent set. Hinds always brings it.

 Filling out the early afternoon, fans experienced a thrilling set at the Meadow Stage with Oakland-based Brijean. Bringing forth all the chill and sexy vibes, Brijean provided a much needed almost cathartic transition for the high energy that was about to hit.

Moving up the Meadow to the Twin Peaks stage, that laid back chill vibe melted away as Rico Nasty kicked this festival into the stratosphere with the most dynamic set I had yet seen over the weekend. We then cooled off with an inviting set from indie folk rockers, Dr Dog. The band had a show in the city on Friday night and their fans also showed up at Outside Lands in big numbers.

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Vampire Weekend at Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Vampire Weekend at Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger

Angel Olsen graced us with an elegant set. Witnessing her live is always an emotional delight.

I had never experience Vampire Weekend live before, but was pleasantly surprised to hear the depth of this band. Ranging from pop to a deep jam before moving on to the close of the night with Lizzo.  And when it comes to closing sets, you could never go wrong with Lizzo. The inspiring pop star delivered a delightful and over the top performance. She shared with us how she was grateful to be out performing and especially to be back again at Outside Lands. It was obvious throughout her set that everyone was thrilled to have her back as well. 

Words & Photography: Tom Dellinger

Lizzo at Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Lizzo at Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger
Lizzo at Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Lizzo at Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands - Photo: Tom Dellinger
Outside Lands – Photo: Tom Dellinger
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