Treasure Island Festival ’09: Day Two

October 25, 2009

One major plus about the first day of this festival was the weather; yesterday was clear and warm, with a spectacular sunset and almost no need for long sleeves.  All of those things tend to be a rarity in San Francisco this time of year.

Things are looking much more ominous as I get off the bus Sunday, with threatening cumulonimbus brewing out over the Golden Gate while Sleepy Sun kick off their set for a small but stalwart crowd.

The weather may not be as good, but the audience today is certainly mellower, and also more diverse, covering a much larger age bracket.  Surely there are a few Pavement and Bob Mould geeks amongst this bunch.

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Treasure Island Festival ’09: Day One

October 25, 2009

It’s only three years old, but San Francisco’s Treasure Island Music Festival has already carved a unique niche in a musical landscape overburdened with festival events of all shapes and sizes. Utilizing a combination of unparalleled scenic beauty and savvy organization, promoters Noise Pop and Another Planet Entertainment have managed to make Treasure Island the standard-bearer for the so-called “boutique” music event. It’s the kind of festival even festival haters like me can rally behind.

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Treasure Island Festival – Day Two

September 30, 2008

Words and Photographs* by Luke Pimentel, Editor

September 30, 2008

*except where noted

I arrive at the island Sunday, feet and back still sore from the epic marathon of the night before.

My mood is bright, though, because today’s schedule boasts one of the better single-day lineups of any festival this year.  Plus – now that I know my credentials work – I have my full cache of lenses available to capture the action.

Take it away, journal…

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Treasure Island Festival – Day One

September 29, 2008

Words and Photographs By Luke Pimentel, Editor

September 29, 2008

Alfred Hitchcock used to call San Francisco the “Paris of the United States”.  He said it with good reason; if you’ve ever been to S.F., you’ll know it’s often more difficult to find a bad view than a good one.  From the headlands at the foot of the Golden Gate to the top of Lombard Street to the beaches of Sunset, the city is a virtual Candyland of urban visual delights.

Until quite recently, though, one of its very best views was one of its least-known.

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