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Friends Kirk Steyer and Jack Wilson, who grew up in the Richmond District and are alumni of San Francisco University High School, pause for a photo on Sunday, Aug. 11, as they waited for Kacey Mugraves to perform on the main stage at the 12th annual Outside Lands concert. The three-day event drew more than 200,000 music fans – including a record-breaking 90,000 people on Saturday, Aug. 10 – who enjoyed a mostly fog-free weekend.
According to AT&T, Outside Lands attendees used more than 15.3 terabytes of data this year – the equivalent of almost 44 million selfies.
 Photo by Michael Durand.

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Nicole Meldahl (left), the new executive director of the Western Neighborhoods Project, staffed the organization’s booth  at the Outside Lands concert last month.
Meldahl has taken over for local historian Woody LaBounty, one of the group’s founders (along with David Gallagher).
LaBounty recently became the vice president of advocacy and public programs at San Francisco Heritage.
The Western Neighborhood Project has been preserving San Francisco history since 1999. It has more than 100,000 photographs and negatives on its photo archives website, OpenSFHistory.org.
At the Western Neighborhoods Project’s main website, OutsideLands.org, there are more than 340 podcast episodes, which have been downloaded more than 1.5 million times.
The episodes explore a wide-ranging list of subjects highlighting the City’s past. Some of the subjects the podcasts cover include “The Trocadero, the 1890s Roadhouse Still Standing in Stern Grove,” “Gene’s Liquors, the Parkside District’s Pioneer Corner Grocery” and  “California Gliders Club,” the subject of this month’s Sunset Beacon history photo (provided by the Western Neighborhoods Project) which can be found on page 15.
The organization’s headquarters is located  on Balboa Street between 17th and 18th avenues. Photo by Michael Durand.

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Kacey Musgraves. Outside Lands, 2019. Photo by Michael Durand.

Outside Lands photos, day one (Grass Land).

Outside Lands photos, day three.

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