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#TBT: Relive Outside Lands With Yasmine Diba

From a hellish week of more political turmoil slash straight up white supremacist terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia, came one little gold star of good times: Outside Lands Fest. Nestled in San Francisco, California, Outside Lands is the epitome of music festivals #goals: magical in more ways than one, and hosting the likes of Solange, Schoolboy Q, Lorde, and A Tribe Called Quest (just to name a few), it’s one that will always make it to the top of our list.

Milk fam Yasmine Diba roamed the festival grounds in search of some perfect Outside Lands shots, and she found them:

“Surrounded by the towering trees and August bay fog, it is hard not to feel like you are in some sort of mystical environment when at Outside Lands. Although there were many outstanding performances, the most touching was that given by Solange on Sunday evening. Aside from her one-of-a-kind voice and groovy dance moves, she addressed a vital issue that many other performers hadn’t. It was just before belting out her song ‘Cranes In The Sky,’ when Solange took a much-needed moment of silence to recognize people from all walks of life standing before her in the crowd. Solange acknowledged and praised people of all colors, religions, and genders for the purposes of unification through music and song. The song instructed us audience members to ‘dance it all out,’ spreading as much love as we could to one another, despite our perceived and insignificant ‘differences.'”

Amidst countless A-1 performances, Solange’s words stood out more than most—and with a message that focused on what might well be the core of the solution (that’s L-O-V-E, folks), here’s hoping it’s heard long after Outside Lands closes its doors. As always, stay safe and stay woke, fam.

Stay tuned to Milk for more festival recaps.

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