I was fortunate enough to participate as a craft vendor at the 2016 Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival located in Golden Gate Park. I participated as a vendor last year also, so going into this year, I knew I had lot of work on my hands leading up to the festival. Many a late nights were spent printing the week of the festival because I knew that the festival's large audience would be hungry for San Francisco inspired sweatshirts, given the outer richmond's cold & foggy weather. I spent a good amount of time pulling prints at my shop leading up to the festival but it was all worth it in the end because the attendance was absolutely massive.
This year I had two extra helpers which was crucial and made dealing with customers very enjoyable and relaxing. My booth was located near the Lands End stage which is more or less the main stage. Therefore we all got to enjoy some heavy hitter acts; Duran Duran, LCD Sound System, Radio Head, and Lionel Richie just to name a few.
Overall it was one heck of a time and I hope to participate again next year. It's definitely one of the most exhausting events I do, but in the end its totally worth it.
In San Francisco, I'm Sam Culkins.
P.S. Check out some fun photos from the event below.