After Outside Lands this weekend and the tricked-out Lyft vans that cruised the hills of San Francisco, we're sure you believe in magic. You may have waved or shared a smile from a distance with the drivers of these uniquely themed vans, and now we'd like to officially introduce you.
Sean | Rock Band
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The highlight for me was all the love I received from pedestrians and other Lyft drivers while I was driving around.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR ROCK BAND: I would choose Barack Obama because who else would rock it out better than the president?
Kira | Karaoke
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: I had such an amazing time with my passengers. The best part was when the whole car sang "Bohemian Rhapsody." We rocked that van like it was the last time we would ever sing. People on the streets were pointing at us and taking pictures. My passengers felt like celebrities.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR KARAOKE: I would love to sing with Steven Tyler and I would sing Aerosmith's "I Don't Want to Miss a Thing" because I can't hit those high notes like he can.
Rachel | Beach Rock
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The highlight of driving in Magic Mode was wondering if my old account manager was home, and turning the corner on his block and seeing him walk out his front door! The look on his face as I pulled up to give him a ride to Outside Lands was awesome. It was great to reconnect with him again and make sure he made it safely to his destination.
DREAM PASSENGER TO JOIN HER AT A BEACH PARTY: It would definitely be Melissa McCarthy! I think that she would be fun to party with and we could definitely be goofy friends together.
Steve | Beach Rock
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The beachball fight that went on while I was transporting a full van to the entrance of Outside Lands was my highlight. This group loved the decor of the surf van and enthusiastically got into a "day at the beach." They sang along with the Pandora playlist, put on their lei's, and had a great time during the ride.
DREAM PASSENGER TO JOIN HIM AT A BEACH PARTY: As a friend, I'd bring Kenny Chesney. He seems so laid back and like he would love the beach and water scene. As a date, I'd bring Amy Schumer. I love women with a sense of humor and I know she would be tons of fun. Tina Fey would be a close second as well.
Jack | EDM
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The highlight for me was being one of the chosen ones to drive these massively tricked out and customized vans! The end of August will mark my 3rd year driving with Lyft and this was the best anniversary gift I never asked for.
DREAM PASSENGER TO JOIN HIM FOR A BEACH PARTY: If it was any of the artists at Outside Lands I would say Odesza. They have quite a few songs that I am infatuated with and I would love to pick their brain about their music, as well as their lyrics. If it was any other artist in the world, I would say Ellie Goulding because she is amazing and seems like the biggest sweetheart.
Roman | EDM
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: Seeing everyone's reactions when they saw the awesome vans, and giving away Lyft swag.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR THE EDM VAN: I would choose Dave Chappelle. He seems like he'd be a lot of fun and entertaining.
Ben | Bluegrass
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The element of surprise when the passengers first saw the inside of the Bluegrass van! This element of surprise would fade into excitement as they grabbed the banjo, mandolin, harmonica, and straw hats. Many great (and not so great) jam sessions happened.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR THE BLUEGRASS VAN: I think it would be Brody Dalle from The Distillers. An acoustic jam session while I cruise around San Francisco? Perfect. Plus everyone can use a little punk rock in their life
Deco | Hip-Hop
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: My favorite part about the #MagicMode experience was all my fellow Lyft drivers spotting me on the road, and showing me Lyft love.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR THE HIP-HOP VAN: If I could have picked up an Outside Lands performer I would have loved it to be Kendrick Lamar. He's one of my favorite new MCs!
Mimi | Boy Band
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The most magical part of this experience was seeing the reactions of each and every passenger who opened the van door. I saw a full range of reactions: excitement, laughter, shock, and heard continuous "clicks" from passengers taking selfies. It was a hit!
DREAM PASSENGER FOR THE BOY-BAND VAN: My mantra is, "A day without laughter is a day wasted." I would choose someone who is hilarious and super fun to talk to. The first thought that came to mind was Amy Shumer. I think she's pretty entertaining. She would fill BoyBandLyft with loud chuckles heard miles away. That would be one hell of a ride!
Lara | Jam Band
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The reaction of the passengers was great. Everyone was very excited to ride in a "Magic Mode" van. Girls were donning flower crowns and chatting nonstop during the rides. Fellow Lyft drivers showed their love with fistbumps, waves, peace signs, and by waving cuddlestaches. It made my heart swell.
DREAM PASSENGER FOR THE BOY-BAND VAN: If he were still alive Timothy Leary would be my celebrity pick. He was one of the major figures and influencers during the counterculture movement of the 1960's.
Pat | Studio Karaoke
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHT: The most memorable group of passengers I had was a group of guys we picked up in the Castro. Once they saw that we had karaoke in the van, they wanted to show their love for boy bands and requested 'N Sync’s "Bye, Bye, Bye." I also got to hangout with one of the performing bands at Outside Lands, Family Crest, when they used my van to shoot photos. After they finished shooting for the day I had the chance to get to know them as I drove them to Outside Lands to drop them off. I found out that they were huge Giants fans, just like myself. We couldn't get the Giants game on the van radio, so one of the band members gave us a play by play on his iPhone. They were down to earth that they made me feel like I was a member of their band!
DREAM PASSENGER FOR KARAOKE: I would have to say Bruno Mars. His music videos always have a fun and cool feel that make you want to be one of his backup singers. I can imagine Bruno Mars, his crew, and I in the #MagicMode van singing his songs on the karaoke machine and pretending to film a music video.
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