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The Best Moments Of Outside Lands 2015

The festival may be over, but you can relive it with these photos.

The eighth annual Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival in San Francisco came to a close last weekend after three epic days under the windmill with good eats, stellar music, comedy sets and only a short guest appearance by Karl the Fog. And we’re already yearning to return. The Huffington Post was there to soak in the action, and we’ve rounded up the best moments of the festival so that you can relive them, too. 

  • Artists use stage time to speak out against police brutality
    D'Angelo, who in December returned to the music scene after a 14-year hiatus with his album Black Messiah, dedicated his song
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    D'Angelo, who in December returned to the music scene after a 14-year hiatus with his album Black Messiah, dedicated his song "The Charade" to “all the victims, for all the senseless police brutality” on stage Friday.  
  • During his set on Sunday, electronic artist Dan Deacon asked the audience to picture the face of a person who has been &
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    During his set on Sunday, electronic artist Dan Deacon asked the audience to picture the face of a person who has been “killed by someone with the power of authority.” Deacon's performance fell on the one-year anniversary of the death of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teen who was shot and killed in Ferguson, Missouri.
  • <span style="color: #222222;"><span style="color: #555555;">The fan, Ryan Chen, made his way toward Lamar as the artist spoke
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    The fan, Ryan Chen, made his way toward Lamar as the artist spoke about overcoming life's challenges.
  • Female musicians rock the weekend
    While&nbsp;Outside Lands&nbsp;is short on female-fronted acts -- <a href="http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2015/04/05
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    While Outside Lands is short on female-fronted acts -- as are most music festivals -- and has never had a female-fronted headliner in its eight-year history, badass women stood out this year and reminded us what we're missing out on.  MistwerWives lead singer Mandy Lee took time out of her set on Saturday to slam gender stereotypes before dropping to the floor for some pushups. 
  • SZA, 24, the <a href="http://www.sfweekly.com/shookdown/2015/08/03/moment-of-truth-outside-lands-hip-hop-factoids">first fema
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    SZA, 24, the first female artist signed to Top Dawg Entertainment, brought fans to their feet on Sunday.
  • British royalty invades
    Sir Elton John was the perfect act to close out the festival on Sunday night, with one of the most multigenerational crowds o
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    Sir Elton John was the perfect act to close out the festival on Sunday night, with one of the most multigenerational crowds of the weekend. Fan favorites from his set included "Tiny Dancer," "Rocket Man" and "Your Song."
  • Sam Smith, who opened for Sir Elton,&nbsp;brought the heartbreaking croons we all love, and got the crowds singing along to "
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    Sam Smith, who opened for Sir Elton, brought the heartbreaking croons we all love, and got the crowds singing along to "Stay With Me" in perfect unison.
  • ODESZA turns it up
    ODESZA's set sparkled with colorful visuals to the tune of "Say My Name." The producer duo, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight
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    ODESZA's set sparkled with colorful visuals to the tune of "Say My Name." The producer duo, Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight, ended their set strong even as Sam Smith began to perform on the main stage.
  • Performances weren't limited to the stages
    Downtime between sets gave festivalgoers a chance to check out Outside Lands' non-musical acts, including live mural-painting
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    Downtime between sets gave festivalgoers a chance to check out Outside Lands' non-musical acts, including live mural-painting, comedy sets, live cooking demonstrations and wandering, sky-high stilt performers.
  • Artists kick off a mural on Saturday.
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    Artists kick off a mural on Saturday.
  • The Whiteout Parade traipsed across the festival grounds.&nbsp;
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    The Whiteout Parade traipsed across the festival grounds. 
  • Comedy Bang! Bang! delivered laughs at the Barbary Stage on Sunday.&nbsp;
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    Comedy Bang! Bang! delivered laughs at the Barbary Stage on Sunday. 
  • Back for a second year, the GastroMagic stage brought renowned chefs, musicians, dancers and comedians together for&nbsp;out-
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    Back for a second year, the GastroMagic stage brought renowned chefs, musicians, dancers and comedians together for out-of-this world live cooking demonstrations. On Sunday, heavy metal parody band Mac Sabbath performed with chef Richie Nakano while he dished up his "Nakano Nuggets."
  • Fans bring the signage
    How do you find your friends at a concert of over 200,000 people? San Franciscans get creative. Here, Jon Snow -- and the cam
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    How do you find your friends at a concert of over 200,000 people? San Franciscans get creative. Here, Jon Snow -- and the campaign to keep him alive -- make a special guest appearance during Porter Robinson's set at the Twin Peaks stage. 
  • A Tyrannosaurus rex and a giant pizza slice find each other in the crowd during RL Grime's set.
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    A Tyrannosaurus rex and a giant pizza slice find each other in the crowd during RL Grime's set.
  • Ranch!
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    Ranch!
  • Drinking gets high-tech
    It is San Francisco, after all. This year, Outside Lands introduced a new way to get your drink on at watering holes like Win
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    It is San Francisco, after all. This year, Outside Lands introduced a new way to get your drink on at watering holes like Wine Lands: Bison Bucks. Instead of carrying cash around, attendees could purchase drinks simply by scanning a wristband pre-loaded with money. 
  • When a bunch of people tried to crash the fence
    On multiple occasions, a group of eager beavers attempted to rush past security (on foot, bikes and horse) and two layers of fence to sneak into the sold-out festival. 
  • See you in 2016!
    As the best way to say goodbye, Hot Chip ended their set with cover of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends." And with that, fri
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    As the best way to say goodbye, Hot Chip ended their set with cover of LCD Soundsystem's "All My Friends." And with that, friends, we'll see you again in 2016!

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