Perhaps knowing fans were going to put cell phone captures of their favorite artists on line anyway, festival organizers partnered with YouTube to live stream the show.
And after three days of flannel shirts, threats of avian flu and delectable bites, what remains is the video highlights of what was the Bay Area's biggest summer concert. In case you weren't there, we have gathered up some of the more enjoyable performances and shared them below. If you were there, tell us what you thought and share your pictures with us on So Bay.
Pearl Jam performs Better Man
The National performs "Mr. November"
Silversun Pickups performs at Outside Lands
Dave Matthews Band performs "Why I Am"
Q-tip performs "We Fight/We Love"
Raphael Saadiq performs "Staying in Love"
Zion I Live performs "DJ, DJ"
Thievery Corporation performs "Warning Shots"