Photo: Liz Hafalia / The Chronicle
On the way to the Ironstone Ampitheater this weekend, my friend said she was worried that Jason was getting too popular. I said I never worried about that, because no matter how many times “I’m Yours” is on the radio, people still don’t know who sings it, or what other stuff he sings. She didn’t seem too sure about that, so I had a good laugh when I read the review of Outside Lands in today’s SF Chronicle:
“Looking at the masses aimlessly wandering through at the second annual Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in Golden Gate Park over the weekend, it seemed like there were few acts on the bill anyone actually felt they had to see.
Dave Matthews Band? “Sure, they’re all right.” Incubus? “Oh yeah, that one song was pretty cool.” Jason Mraz? “Who’s that again?””
I’m going to see Mraz tonight at the Ironstone Amphitheater. Can’t believe the show snuck up on me like this – seems like it was months away when I bought the tickets.
I’m not going to Outside Lands this weekend, but we may be able to catch some of the show. A friend sent me this:
Dave Matthews Band will be headlining the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco, CA on Saturday, August 29th. If you are unable to attend the festival, you can still catch DMB’s set on YouTube! This marks the first live-streamed music concert event for the video sharing site and will be available on a YouTube channel built specifically for the festival which runs Aug. 28-30. DMB’s performance will be streamed at www.youtube.com/outsidelands along with the sets of many other artists performing at this year’s festival. Following the show you’ll be able to check out archived videos from the festival as well.
Maybe Jason will be one of the many other artists. If not, check out some James Morrison. He’s good too.
I got the email yesterday that our boy Mraz will be at San Francsico’s Outside Lands festival this summer. The three-day event is almost in my backyard (just across the bay, actually), so I figured it would be an easy show to catch, but tickets start around $200, if I’m reading this right.
So, maybe not.
I was happy to see that his name is up there on the second line, in a good sized font. Just a year ago I’ll bet he would have been squished in the middle somewhere, but he’s movin’ on up.