Thursday, September 22, 2011

Austin City Limits Festival 2011

Last minute I snatched up an extra ticket that my radical friend Anna had to Sunday's ACL festivities at Zilker Park in my lovely hometown of Austin, Texas! There was such a stellar line up it was hard to pick where I wanted to spend the majority of my time. If you haven't been to ACL before, I highly suggest adding it to your bucket list and then quickly crossing it off! If you aren't a big festival person then I'd suggest purchasing a one day ticket for the day that has the most artists you'd be interested in rocking out to. You can find ticket info on their website.  Here is how I spent my Sunday dancin' my pants off (not literally, but pretty close).

Live Music Capital of the World!
Awolnation crowd
  • Afterwards we turned our booty's right around to hear the amazingly raspy, manly voice of Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses
  • We really wanted to catch the dance party that Bomba Estereo puts on but it was time for a potty break, Nalgene water bottle fill up and FOOD! Luckily the stage where they were performing was close to the the port-a-thrones that we were able to have our own mini dance party while waiting in line. 
  • We decided to stay and hang out with our friends Matt and Katie to listen to a band they highly recommended, Elbow. New favorite song of the week "Grounds for Divorce". Absolutely amazeballs, the guitar and bass tickle my bones!! 
There's Matt and our dirty tootsies

  • Then it was time to head over to get a good dancing spot for Manu Chao. This band is a riot to see, if they are ever in your town I recommend checking them out!
  • We decided to wander around the park, beer up, check out the ART tent and catch a few songs of Hayes Carl and Empire of The Sun. 
  • Headlining on Sunday was Arcade Fire! I had the chance to reunite with several of my friends I used to work with at REI waaay back in the day; it brought back such great memories
All in all the festival was fantabulous! I ranted and raved so much to the hubs that next year he decided he wanted to go and see what all the "fuss" was about! 

Until next of pants off! 

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