If you’ve been a longtime TML fan, you know my feelings about Treasure Island Music Festival. But for newer readers, let me explain.
Treasure Island is a small, but highly curated 2-day weekend festival that capped off festival season this past weekend. There are only two stages, and music alternates between the two - meaning that you literally get to see every act on the bill. Oh, and then there’s the absolutely stunning views of San Francisco from across the bay (formerly from the namesake Treasure Island, now from Middle Harbor Shoreline Park in Oakland). Not to mention that I was in bed by 11pm after the shows last night. All in all, my dream festival.
Last year, Treasure Island took a hiatus to regroup after the original festival location was razed for redevelopment, and after the 2017 version of the festival was all but rained out. The future looked pretty grim after the true disaster that TIMF 2017 was, but this past weekend everything was made right again. The music was fantastic, the crowd was vibing, the weather couldn’t have been more perfect and the sunset was arguably the best I’ve seen in my 10 years in the Bay Area.
Thus, it’s only right that I dedicate Lineup #213 to the triumphant return of my favorite little festival in the world. I hope you enjoy the music as much as we all did.