"The sun is setting behind the Golden Gate right now," mused electronic music producer Matthew Dear as he gazed at the early evening light glimmering from the San Francisco skyline. "This is really special. You can't find this at any other festival."
Dear and his band had arrived just in time for their 3 p.m. Saturday set at the Treasure Island Music Festival and boarded a flight back home to New York less than 12 hours later, but their quick jaunt to California was enough for them to experience the Bay at its absolute best.
Indeed, the weather gods smiled down upon the two-day festival, which featured a gamut of performers, from high-energy electronica acts like The Presets and SBTRKT to mellow indie pop like Best Coast and Youth Lagoon. The homogenously-hipster crowd basked in the sun, crammed in the photo booth, rode the ferris wheel and reveled in the spectacle.
While the festival will never grow to the scale of Outside Lands or Coachella, we'll always be big fans of what Treasure Island has to offer, packing an impressive roster of artists into one short weekend year after year. Small enough to slide between the stages, big enough to rock the eff out.
Take a look at our roundup of festival photos below, and be sure to submit your own: