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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Tickets For Outside Lands Go On Sale Today, But Can You Afford Them?

Posted By on Thu, Mar 31, 2016 at 12:26 PM

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Tickets for the ninth-annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival, hosted at Golden Gate Park from August 5 to 7, go on sale today. The only problem is the ticket prices are steeeeeeeep — which is saying a lot given that the only tickets available right now are the discounted early bird passes (or, as they call it, eager beaver passes). For $325 (not including the extra $39.95 fee that's also tacked on), you can get a regular admission three day pass — VIP three day passes go for a whopping $715. 

Now, not only is that a lot of money — at $399, a general admission pass to Coachella, which features a helluva lot more musical acts and stages, plus extra goodies like the Ferris Wheel and art installations, seems like a steal — but the lineup for Outside Lands HASN'T EVEN BEEN ANNOUNCED YET. (Update: The lineup will apparently be announced on April 5.) Granted, if last year's lineup — which included Kendrick Lamar, Tame Impala, and Sam Smith— is any indication, this year's will be just as bomb, but still. Chucking up a few deuces to see a bunch of mystery artists perform sounds a bit zany. 

I'm not the only one who thinks that. Twitter is up-in-arms over the steep ticket prices, too. 
Then again, going to Outside Lands is about more than just the music. It's about the experience, as a whole. And you know what they say: memories are priceless. 
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