Halloween and the Outdoors Converge at Golden Gate Park – CBS San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – The last day of the Outside Lands Music Festival met on Halloween and drew tens of thousands of costumed fans to Golden Gate Park.

Among the revelers were a dancing tiger, an astronaut and Britney Spears in a sea of ​​people.

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“That’s why we came today,” said Hannah Goodwin of San Diego. “Let’s love analyzing all the costumes, like hanging out, people watching, it’s such a good vibe honestly.”

“We came in last night looking at the crowd, and it’s surreal to see thousands and thousands of people,” added Dylan Barbour of San Diego.

Organizers say Sunday was perhaps the biggest for the completely sold-out three-day festival, which usually takes place in August. Over 70,000 people attended every day.

“Very fun. I decided to go a little warmer this year,” said Lina Martinson of San Francisco. “Yesterday was a little hazy, so today was a little sunny and nice.”

People danced with their hearts out while others enjoyed bites from dozens of Bay Area restaurants.

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On nearby Sea Cliff, trick-or-treaters have taken over the streets.

“I didn’t go to trick-or-treat last year. It’s very exciting to go out again, because I’ve stayed home a lot,” said Than Nguyen of San Francisco.

Nancy Glickenhouse distributed candy and pizza at her daughter’s home.

“I’m a grandmother, so I’ve had lots and lots of Halloween and that’s beyond anything I could ever understand,” said Nancy Glickenhouse, visiting from New York City.

“This Halloween feels really refreshing. I’m going out again, and being with my friends,” said Thomas Nguyen of San Francisco.

On Sundays, you can hear Outside Lands from the land of trick-or-treaters. In past years, residents have complained about the increased noise, litter and traffic from the music festival.

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“You can hear the music from my house, you can hear more of the crowd, the roar of the audience,” said Michael Dawe of San Francisco. “It’s all part of the fun. Outside Lands is what it is, and it’s exciting, it feels good, it sounds good.”


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