1. The Lineup
Wilco? Mumford & Sons? The Black Keys? More like Outside Dads, amirite? And Elton John, for Chrissake? That's not dad rock, that's great-grandad rock. At least there's not a comedy joke band as a headliner, like they had one year.
Did you hear what Wilco did at the Pitchfork festival a couple of weeks ago? The day before the thing started, they released a new album on iTunes or something and then they started their set at the festival by playing the entire album all the way through. "Hey, we're Wilco, thanks for coming, here's 12 songs you've never heard before, fuck you."
2. Ticket prices
$135 a day, or $325 for 3 days. That's expensive! Mumford doesn't need any more of your money. He'll probably just give it to Carey Mulligan anyway.
3. They shut down the whole park for weeks
via Twitter celeb Miche:
The damn festival's only for three days! Why you keeping me out of my park that I pay good tax money to use for 13 days! Or 12 days. I don't remember whether you count the start and end days or how that works. Anyway, they fence off a big section of the park. It sucks!
4. Muni sucks
I mean, generally, but especially on the festival days, anywhere west of Van Ness or near a BART station. Imagine trying to get home and waiting for a 5 Fulton only to see it zoom by without stopping, packed Tokyo-subway-like with horrible stoned teens wearing fringe vests and stupid hats. And forget taking Uber anywhere; usually it's 1700x surge pricing or some shit.
5. Literally get off my lawn
If you need a bottle of Fireball during OL for a practical joke or to clean engione parts, good luck finding one because all the neighborhood liquor stores are sold out because all the execrable teens who were recently jamming up the Muni are now kneewalking drunk and peeing on your stoop. That's right, if you live anywhere near GG Park this weekend, get ready for the Drunk Teen equivalent of the Mariel boatlift, as wave after wave of them crash upon your shore. You can't even turn the hose on them because you might accidentally get some Drunk Teen runoff on your property. Gross.
6. The Noise
Outside Lands features heavily amplified music that, depending on the weather conditions, is often audible well outside the park. I made this map to help you evaluate your personal risk.
The best thing you can do is FLEE THE AREA.