Guest Blogger and California Native Andrew Tachiera ventures out to Treasure Island Music Festival (Oct 19-20) that takes place on an island in the middle of the San Francisco Bay….
Started out the day walking around the Richmond district looking for a good place to grab some brunch. Ended up eating at a really good Southern style soul food restaurant. Had mimosas and soul food to prepare ourselves for the day ahead. We then drove to the Civic Center where crowds of people were heading to the Bill Graham Civic Center where all the buses were waiting to drive people over the bridge to Treasure Island. The ride over took only around 30 minutes.
As we drove over people were yelling out names of people they were most excited to see. Mostly Thom Yorke haha. We got there around 3 pm just in time to see the end of Danny Brown, who was not a crowd favorite. His music seemed to turn many people away for some reason. Then Disclosure came on at 4. It was very sunny and there was not too much wind around this time. Disclosure was sick! By far my favorite show of the night. It was packed and they were on the main stage and we were very close on the front right of the stage.
After that we went to the alcohol vendors to grab beers before the next show which was Major Lazer. For his performance we were more towards the back so we could head over and get good spots for Holy Ghost! Major Lazer show got pretty wild near the front. We then headed and saw Holy Ghost! as the sun was setting. They were really good, had a whole band with them playing live drums, guitar, and keyboard. Had never heard them before but left a fan.
We then headed straight to the main stage right after that to get some good spots for Atoms for Peace who absolutely killed it. Thom Yorke and Flea were awesome and the light show they had in the background was sick, it seemed to be more heavy rock and experimental than what I usually listen to. But live it was amazing and the crowd was really into it. After we then waited about an hour just to get a ride back (there was no parking on the island so everyone came on the shuttle buses they provided) and headed back to the city exhausted but for good reason.
Under 2 hours from Sacramento
Under 1 hour from San Francisco
6 hours from Los Angeles
San Francisco, CA 94130