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San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom strikes a pose for the cameras of The New York Times. Image reprinted with permission.
Why? Because the mayor said the event was “nearly incident-free,” according to the San Francisco Examiner and the City made about $1 million in the deal.
The concert, which featured grunge rockers Pearl Jam and Tenacious D, was a boon for San Francisco hotels, restaurants and businesses. Neighborhood complaints about traffic, noise and trash that plagued last year's concert were down, according to Newsom.
“In two short years, Outside Lands has quickly become both a part of the cultural fiber of San Francisco and a tremendous boon to our local businesses,” he said in a statement to the Examiner.
The mayor also said the park should be cleaned up and open to the public again by the end of the day Wednesday.