Bay Area Beats: Treasure Island Music Festival Got Wet And The People Were Angered


Though a lackluster apology in itself and written Notes… Many were quick to lash out at the festival for not properly preparing. “portnoyscomplaint_13: This
letter is infuriating. It is incredibly minimizing of the utter shit
show experience that was yesterday. Take some accountability #timf
this pedantic attempt to cover your ass for having your festival
totally fall apart is a joke. I am incredibly disappointed. This letter
is full of invalidation and passive aggressive undertones. Just be
honest and emotionally intelligent.”

TIMF further commented, “Yesterday we experienced several schedule delays and changes due to
weather-related travel and tech issues,“ organizers wrote in a statement
before the festivities on Sunday. "When these issues arose, we
immediately began working behind the scenes to adjust and find solutions
as quickly as possible. During this downtime, many of you grew
understandably frustrated at the lack of information, and we want to

Another commenter went off on the music festival’s Instagram, “wanderngstar: @timfsf
I like that you’re using a quote from an artist whom you put on 2 hours
late and tried to cut off after a few songs. That quite was for us from
them, not for your shameless self promotion. Thanks for the non-apolgy.
Yesterday was dreadful due to inadequate planning for a storm that had
been forcasted far in advance. The rain wasn’t the problem, your lack of
pre-planning was. You should be apologizing to artists and fans alike
with a real statement and a refund. Put your money where your mouth is
and take ownership of the issues that caused so much grief for your
customers. Thank you @dukedumont and @howtodresswell for speaking out about your experience and in support of a refund for fans. Thank you @polishambassador and @kamiyah for your impromptu extended sets. You were truly classy for that. @timfsf
do the right thing and give us a refund. I paid for VIP and it was a
piss poor excuses for a festival. "Rain or shin[e]” yeah right! #classactionsuit #wedeservebetter #refundtimf10.”

It had seemed by the end of the nights, people were either injured from high intensity winds, had gotten sick, or had gone home all-together — which would explain the small crowds at Friday nights headliner Sigur Ros.

Whatever the case, we’re so upset that TIMF will be no more on Treasure Island but hopefully, a better venue and set up will be in place next year for ample music listening-ing experiences.


Written by the Bob Cut Editors, photos sourced from the Treasure Island Music Festival Instagram — Subscribe to our newsletter for up to date Bay Area culture.

Bay Area Beats: Treasure Island Music Festival Got Wet And The People Were Angered

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