June 2, 2020
I spoke with a gardener at the Polo Fields in Golden Gate Park. He told me both Outside Lands and Hardly Strictly Bluegrass will not be happening in 2020.
The reason he gave me is, “Groups don’t want to perform.”
Both concerts normally draw tens of thousands of vistors to quiet Park fixtures.
Authorities close access to these sites for several weeks. Fitness followers are forced to seek their exercise at alternative places, often clogged with traffic. This summer the bicycle track and the jogging track will remain open for exercise.
A solitary sentinel to the people’s outrage against police brutality will reign over all, instead.
Feature Photo: Political street art emblazoned on the gardener’s building overlooking the bicycle track.
Text: Liz and Lee Heidhues
Photos: Lee Heidhues