After finding a not too hilly site to park for two days (almost impossible in SF) we head on in - and wow. With over 6 stages we are spoilt for choice. Over two days we listened to Red Baraat (a little Cat Empire like I guess), Guy Clark & Verlon Thompson (Veterans!), The Lumineers (I have never heard of them but had a massive crowd and seem to captured an audience - well worth checking them out), Cowboy Junkies (have never seen this guys but wow her voice is captivating), Glen Hansard (Irish red head who can belt out a tune - has played with Eddie Vedder and is currently with The Frames), Dwight Yokam (yee haa!) and Patti Smith who needs no introduction - she was unbelievable. Couldn't quite believe it was free - thank you to the gentleman who left a lot of money in his will to keep this going. What was also amazing was that everyone could bring their own grog and smoking material and no one was there to stop it. You would think that could cause some issues but everyone was really well behaved. Its amazing how humans act when they are given free will. Here are some pics (and a video that Grant insisted on including. May have had to be there - but we were in hysterics).
|Chilling on the knoll watching Red Baraat.|
|Fighter jest overhead.. This went on all day. At one point we were listening to the Lumineers and a jumbo flew right over the top of us. It was a real American moment - ha!|
|He wont loose his mates.|
|Patti belting one out.|
|A typical SF morning - where is it??|
|The amazing houses of Sea Cliff. This photo doesn't do justice to this incredible place.|
|It's beginning to feel a lot like Halloween...|
|And here she is as we creep up the side of the harbour|
San Fran has yet again impressed us. Cool city.