Monday, October 18, 2010

Austin City Limits

Where: Austin, TX
Venue: Zilker Park
Parking: Convention Center on Barton Springs Rd. (lots of places to stop and eat/drink along the way to and from!) We stopped at Shady Grove for Mexican and Baby A's for Purple Margaritas (made with Everclear and a 2 per person maximum!)
Favorite Shows: Miike Snow, Temper Trap, Vampire Weekend, Muse, Local Natives, The Strokes, Matt and Kim
Best thing about the festival besides the music: Sangria, tons of food to choose from such as Torchy's Tacos, Salt Lick, and an organic root beer stand, and of course the WEATHER was perfect.
Attire: Dress in layers as it's hot during the day but can get chilly at night. I wouldn't suggest sandals because it can get crowded and dirty. Don't forget sunscreen!
Next year's dates: Sept 16-18, 2011

This was my first time attending the Austin City Limits (ACL) show in Austin, TX and it was absolutely amazing! I've been to several music festivals and the thing that stood out most to me about Austin's was the cleanliness! The lawn was manicured, recycling bins and trash cans were everywhere, and they even gave concert go-ers prizes for picking up a trash bag and filling it with trash from the grounds. The place was almost as clean every morning as it was the night before after a full day of people. It was amazing. 
The other thing that really set ACL apart was the eclectic mix of local food available as well as art and crafts from local Austin artists at the SoCo Craft Market! 

I am bummed I never got the chance to stroll down my favorite street in Austin, South Congress street, to visit Feather's Boutique or the Woodland Cafe, but I did meet lots of new friends and checked out some fun new places downtown.

There were definitely a few bands I wanted to check out but couldn't due to time constraints and we unfortunately missed Sunday as Jen and I had to travel to Louisville, KY for work, but overall I'm so glad that I was able to see many of my favorite bands and I look forward to the announcement of next year's line up!

3 comments:

Miyan said...

ACL looks amazing, Im sad to say I have never been, but great pics! Hope you had fun =)

Miyan

www.miyan-overseas.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Damn hippies.

Joanna Blue said...

I love the pictures of you and jenn! The one of her dancing & your two laughing!! So great! You girls are my fave!!!