[Ed. note: This year's Treasure Island Music Festival, the two-day music fest's tenth and final year on its namesake island, seemed momentous --and potentially fraught -- from the start. Another Planet Entertainment delivered a killer lineup to mark the bittersweet occasion; then, a few weeks before the festival, announced that due to impending development this year's party would take place away from its typical, iconic San Francisco skyline views, and instead be held on the island's eastern shore -- a site that up until then had mostly been dirt and concrete. That was before anyone predicted the weather: Oct. 15 and 16 were two of the wettest days Northern California has seen in months. Still, a spirit of "Who cares if we're muddy, the show must go on" was evident everywhere this past weekend. Here, writer-photographer Estefany Gonzalez shares some images and notes.]
Rainy weather wreaked havoc on this year's Treasure Island Music Festival. Saturday got off to a rocky start, with the Ferris wheel and silent disco closed down due to weather by 3pm. An hour later, the storm kicked into high gear -- and announcements of pushed back (or canceled) performances began.
The Polish Ambassador, a local who was added to the lineup four days prior, played a two-hour set to fill in the gap -- and surprisingly did not run out of material.
Once the rain really started to pour down, festival-goers piled into lines at the merch booths for rain ponchos, which sold out by 5pm. With no signs of updated set times (festival organizers apologized for the lack of communication in a statement the following morning).