Like Burning Man, Outside Lands gets a little fancier every year. (Still, nobody’s forced to make room in Golden Gate Park for a temporary helipad so that some .01 percenters can parachute in without the hell of riding the 5-Fulton with the rest of us.)
Bourgie or not, we’re delighted to find out that the eating options continue expanding, and today, Outside Lands let slip a few details about GastroMagic, a stage dedicated to food, cocktails, comedy, music, and star personalities like Chris Cosentino and Pete Holmes. There will also be “sorcery.” (Let’s just hope they don’t get bacon grease all over the Necronomicon; it really pisses off the incubus who controls the fog.)
Having debuted to much acclaim last year, this year brings a full schedule full of awesome events that might even make you reconsider seeing Billy Idol, from a Trash Talk Cook Off with CUESA (Friday, 2:45 p.m.) to karaoke with Iron Chef Morimoto (Friday, 5:30 p.m.), a Beignets & Bounce Brunch with Big Freedia and Brenda’s Soul Food (Saturday, 3:10 p.m.). Humphry Slocombe and Forever Land will salute Michael Jackson with PB & MJ (Saturday, 7:40 p.m.) and there’s even a “Mac Sabbath” with Richie Nakano (Sunday, 6:50 p.m.) as the darling of Foodie Twitter makes some Nakano Nuggets for one time only.
GastroMagic can be found in the eucalyptus groves near the McLaren Pass, aka the secret passage from Lindley Meadow to Hellman Hollow, not that far from where people who think they’re being all clever go to relieve themselves in plain sight of everybody.