San Francisco's Outside Lands music festival kicks off

SAN FRANCISCO (KGO) -- Over 200,000 people are expected to attend the Outside Lands three-day festival in San Francisco.

The gates opened at 11 a.m. to the public on Friday.

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An estimated 210,000 people will descend upon San Francisco's Golden Gate Park this weekend for the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival.

Michael Tosini is about to make a lot of friends. "People get very thirsty here," he said. He's running one of the many beer booths at the festival. "I don't really know the numbers, but they're pretty high. I would say more than a keg a person, but that's probably a lie," he said.

Other bartenders aren't quite sure what to expect. "It's my first Outside Lands, I'm really excited," Ali Manuel said. "If you're having a good time, everyone else will have a good time."

The festival offers wine from 40 northern California wineries and beer from 30 west coast breweries.

About 80 local restaurants will cater to the crowds as well, including Big Chef Tom's Belly Burgers. This is his fifth Outside Lands. His booth is just off the main stage. "It's really loud, so you're yelling back here, essentially. I like the calm back here, it's misty, perfect Golden Gate weather, before the storm so to say," he said.

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The festival gives the city a huge economic boost, generating about $60 million this weekend.

Just a word of warning, it's quite misty and cool in the park Friday, so dress accordingly.

For a full list of road closures in San Francisco this weekend, click here.

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