Over my many years attending Outside Lands, my usual partner in crime (but not this year, sniff), Robyn, noticed something beyond the flower crowns, cropped tops and cut-offs. Hundreds of people were carrying stuffed animals, balloons, inflatable creatures and the like, perched on tall sticks. Why? So they could find their friends, just in case the cell towers were too jammed to get messages across. It turns out, not only do these clever folks help their own friends find them, but anyone standing nearby as well. “I’m just to the left of the poo!” A few of these fine folks let me snap their photos. I think my favorite has to be Kim with the electric red eyes. How about you?