SAN FRANCISCO (KPIX) — Day Two on the Exterior Lands music competition in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park introduced crowds akin to pre-pandemic instances.
“It is simply good to see it develop and we get to see folks actually take pleasure in our meals,” mentioned Triza Brion with Restaurant Abacá, one of many distributors on the occasion. “We’re undoubtedly seeing it far more alive once more this yr.”
The Filipino restaurant opened final yr and the workforce has exhibited at Exterior Lands earlier than, excited to showcase their delicacies first launched at a pop-up however which now has a everlasting location at Fisherman’s Wharf.
“I am completely happy to see everyone come out and eventually really feel comfy to be amongst one another,” mentioned Danica Aviles who can also be a part of the Abacá workforce.
Different distributors included beer and wine suppliers, with some becoming a member of the competition for the primary time this yr.
“It’s wonderful publicity for our model and it’s personally my first time being at a competition of this caliber,” mentioned Elliot Davis of Brick & Mortar Wines. “I feel getting to return out and simply actually get to precise your character in a secure, welcoming setting is simply one thing we have all been longing for a extremely very long time.”
Drivers have been inspired to keep away from the west aspect of San Francisco all weekend and anybody attending Exterior Lands ought to keep away from bringing their very own automotive to the realm round Golden Gate Park. Those that have been shut sufficient to get to the competition on their very own mentioned it was a straightforward expertise.
“I rode my bike. I dwell out within the avenues, that is solely a mile for me,” mentioned Michael Brenner, a San Francisco resident who has attended a number of instances.
First-timers mentioned that even utilizing public transportation was overwhelming at instances. Indicators and roadblocks within the streets instantly round Golden Gate Park restricted automotive site visitors all weekend.
“That was actually loopy, we went on the bus in the present day — it was jam-packed,” mentioned Leonice Cole, a Vallejo resident who attended the competition with a pal.
Cole and Breanna O’Connor have been nonetheless glad they weren’t attempting to get out of the park by automotive Friday night time. They confirmed up early on Saturday.
“It was fairly packed however we took the bus so we do not have to fret about parking,” O’Connor mentioned.
Enterprise homeowners say the competition brings a number of first-time prospects.
“We nonetheless get a variety of good assist from the neighborhood and occasions like this assist us construct our following,” Brion mentioned.