Treasure Island Music Festival 2012 Preview

It’s been three years since I had the opportunity to check out Treasure Island Music Festival, but I actually might be more excited for it than I was about Outside Lands. Outside Lands is great and all, but it’s become a mega event that gets too crowded for me to consider it an absolute favorite.

I’ve heard friends justify not going to Treasure Island this year due to a lineup they’re not familiar with, but to me that’s just more reason I’ve got to be there. Who am I pumped on seeing? Tycho, Matthew Dear, Toro Y Moi, Grimes and Los Campesinos! are plenty enough to keep me happy, but I’m also definitely checking out Wild Belle and Brit Daniel’s new band Divine Fits (think Spoon + Wolf Parade).

Treasure Island Music Festival 2012

Treasure Island Music Festival

Photo from Electrojams

See the thing about TIMF is you don’t have to make any sacrifices since there are no overlapping sets. You get to see every artist (if you fancy) or take a break to ride a gigantic ferris wheel and have a dance party at the silent disco. Getting there is a small obstacle, but the festival has a free shuttle from AT&T Park that has been on point in the past. If the weather is in any way nearly as awesome as it has been lately, you’ll be treated to a absolutely dope view of Downtown San Francisco. You can tell I’m psyched, but how I could I not be with such fond memories of TIMF in my past. Hope to see you there, dancing and smiling away. That’s what this weekend’s for.

The essentials:
Getting there
Festival app
2012 Treasure Island Mixtape
What Treasure Island artists dig about SF

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