August 12, 2013 Add Comment Jay Park

This past weekend, San Francisco was flooded with avid music-lovers from all over for the 6th annual Outside Lands. Thousands filled Golden Gate Park to watch live performances ranging from Paul McCartney to electronic sensation Kaskade.

Throughout the park, people were snapping and sharing photos instantly. When Paul McCartney graced the stage and began the iconic “Hey Jude,” the crowd clamored to record the music legend through their smartphones as they sang along. Similarly, hundreds of cameras flashed as “Flea” returned to the stage doing handstands during their encore performance. In the past, fans had to bring cameras and DSLr’s to the event in order to capture these moments–if cameras were even allowed at all. Now, all we need to do is snap a photo and share it on our smartphones.

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The engagement extended beyond just attendees, however. The Outside Lands social team promoted their official #OutsideLands hashtag for attendees to use and a live webcast for those following at home. They’ve also worked to ensure that the post-event conversation remains just as active through a highlight reel on Ustream as well as actively tweeting about their mascot Ranger Dave recovering from the weekend.

Below, you can check out our own curated display of some great shots that stood out across the thousands #OutsideLands tagged photos over the weekend!

Have a favorite moment you captured at Outside Lands or another festival this summer? Let us know on Twitter or in your comments below!

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Music fans gather for #Coachella

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The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival is kicking off this weekend. Attendees are snapping photos of festival fashion, beautiful landscapes, and lots of wristbands. If you’re attending, be sure to use #Coachella to join the visual conversation around the eventl. You can check out all the photos as they come in in real time here, and a few of our favorites below.

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SXSW 2013 #VisualRevolution Wrap Up

Want to know who was most successful at breaking through the noise at SXSW? Who threw the hottest parties? Which musical artist generated the most visual hype? And which online publication got the most attention? Find out in our final #VisualRevolution at SXSW infographic, and check out part 1 for the Interactive rundown.

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