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Oh, ACL. How completely satisfied I’m when you find yourself right here and the way unhappy I’m if you’re over.
What I cherished.
The Mood Lure. My first present on Saturday and it was one. They did begin out a bit mellow for my style however then they busted out with music that had me in a dancing/singing frenzy. Additionally, after they performed Candy Disposition I completely felt like I used to be in 500 Days of Summer season as a result of I simply obtained a really Zooey Deschanel haircut, besides I didn’t have a “Tom”, though what I did have was an superior solo dance social gathering that I’m fairly positive made everybody round me jealous. So glad I caught their present.
The kindergarten aged children I noticed utterly ROCKING OUT. It was a very lovely factor to witness.
The Aussie delegation. I like all of the internationals who come out for ACL however the Aussies are a whole blast. And so pleasant.
The Kiwi delegation. Folks from New Zealand know how one can go BANANAS in one of the simplest ways. And so pleasant.
All the tattoo artwork. Critically, some individuals have impressively creative tats.
Gogol Bordello. I had heard of them however had by no means truly heard any of their music. Suffice it to say I used to be a maniac on the impromptu dance floor- and I used to be dancing like I’d by no means danced earlier than.
Matt and Kim. Such a cheerful shock. They had been utterly new to me and I cherished their set. Oh yeah, and I danced lots.
Free shuttle buses. Thanks Capital Metro.
The meals. It was like Haute Pageant Delicacies. And it was scrumptious. And all Austin originals.
Blissful Folks. You’re surrounded by hundreds and hundreds of actually completely satisfied music-loving individuals. And it’s wonderful.
Tom’s sneakers. Mainly everybody at ACL had a pair of those on. It was rad. And consider all of the little ones getting sneakers all over the world. (Heat and fuzzies)
Shining solar, picnic blanket, Kurt Vonnegut. In between exhibits I might lay out on my blanket and skim some Kurt V. It simply felt so proper.
That one man in physique glitter who’s both having standing spasms or dancing like there is no such thing as a tomorrow. He makes me completely satisfied.
THE FLAMING LIPS. Critically. Epic epicness. Within the high 5 of greatest exhibits I’ve ever seen at ACL. It’s like, house bubble, streamers, gongs, dancing orange individuals, dancing me, dancing everybody, vivid colours, lovely night time. EPIC.
M.I.A. The lady places on a stellar present. I went utterly psychological and raved it up in a significant means. She even got here out into the group. Additionally, some man broke open glow-sticks and flung glow-stick juice far and wide and at first I used to be aggravated after which it seemed so superior that I didn’t care. Though, on reflection, somebody may have gotten that of their eye. Manner to consider security glow-stick man.
Sizzling guys. Tons and plenty of scorching guys. But it surely additionally made me think- the place do all of you cover??! You may’t all be from out of town- a few of you should reside right here. I must know the place you hang around so I can go there after which not speak to you as a result of I’m afraid.
What I Didn’t Love.
Inappropriate PDAs. Hear- I didn’t come to ACL to observe porn. Please preserve your attractive time to yourselves. That’s what bedrooms, lodge rooms, and backseats are for.
Being Alone. On Saturday I used to be utterly solo and though I had moments of feeling actually empowered, general I used to be simply sort of lonely. Sunday I used to be with a bunch of individuals although and that was a blast. Not that I didn’t have a superb time on Saturday- the music noticed me through- I simply felt rather less pathetic on Sunday.
Excessive Heels. Critically? Who wears 6 inch heels to an outside music competition. Not solely does that make you lame, it additionally makes you harm, as a result of there is no such thing as a means that was snug.
Renaissance Honest apparel. Hey man, I like Renaissance Honest however that is ACL not Ye Olde Music Fest. Additionally, your costumes are traditionally inaccurate.
Sizzling Ladies. Good day physique points! Good to see you once more. Weight-reduction plan plan start.
What I Remorse.
Not seeing DeadMau5. I hate it when ACL schedules two bands I actually wish to see on the similar time. Robust decisions must be made however I actually want I may have been two locations directly. I heard DeadMau5 was MENTAL. Solely remorse.
Blissful Instances Are Right here Once more!
Fall in Texas brings with it a number of the happiest occasions of the yr.
1. Kerbey Lane Cafe begins serving pumpkin pancakes once more. It’s a holy factor.
2. Austin Metropolis Limits. Certainly one of my favourite issues ever. Dwell music, Austin meals, lovely climate (apart from final yr…), it’s only a spectacular weekend. In case you are coming, then welcome! When you aren’t then I promise to really feel sorry for you since you are actually lacking out. This occasion through the years has let me take pleasure in a few of my favourite bands reside and it’s lets me be launched to utterly new bands to like.
3. The top of humidity.
I added that third one as a result of I really feel like lists must be no less than 3 issues. However actually, what I wish to speak about is ACL. It’s this weekend and I’m actually excited but in addition nervous. Nervous as a result of that is the primary time within the historical past of me going to ACL that I might be going it alone. I normally don’t thoughts doing issues alone in any respect however that is one factor I’ve at all times accomplished with no less than 3 different individuals, so this yr might be a totally new expertise for me. Certain, I’ll in all probability meet up with just a few associates there however largely I might be by myself (as a result of they’re selecting Muse tomorrow night time and although it was a troublesome resolution I select M.I.A). However the music beckons, you understand? And ACL beckons. And I reply to the decision. Additionally, I believe this might be a really liberating ACL for me. Like, I shouldn’t must miss out on issues I wish to do as a result of none of my associates can be found. I’m a grown girl. I do what I would like. (Image me with an air of astounding independence).
Anway, that’s me. I want to share with you all a few of my favourite bands which might be enjoying this yr and that I believe you need to get to know if you happen to don’t already. Blissful Friday, and a really Merry ACL to every person!!!!!!
The Mood Lure
Band of Horses
Austin Metropolis Limits is certainly one of my absolute favourite issues. Each fall a ton of gifted musical acts collect to carry out for 3 days in Austin, Texas. It’s magical. That is one thing I’ve been attending for years. It has the entire expertise of SXSW with out the pretension and annoying individuals strolling down the center of Congress performing like they don’t know there’s a line of 100 automobiles ready for them to maneuver to allow them to proceed driving. Anyway….I actually love ACL.
I’ve accomplished one thing horrible although. One thing that ACL won’t ever forgive me for. I’m unsure what it was nevertheless it needed to have been actually actually dangerous. How do I do know I did one thing actually actually dangerous? As a result of Austin Metropolis Limits has cherished making my musical life unbearably tough for the previous a number of years by scheduling no less than two of my favourite acts on the similar time. They’re clearly making an attempt to get again at me for one thing. They wish to harm me. They’re succeeding.
This yr it’s M.I.A. and Muse on Saturday night time. Identical time. It hurts to write down it. I’ve cherished each of those acts for years. Once I noticed the line-up for this yr and purchased tickets I by no means thought I must select between them. How can I? I’m so sorry for no matter I did ACL. I actually am. Please, please forgive me. I’m actually down-on-my-knees begging you to reschedule. I must see them each. I would die if I’ve to decide on. I completely will die if I’ve to decide on. I imply, no matter I did to deserve this will’t have been so dangerous that you’d want for my demise. Proper? Proper!?
Final yr I had to decide on between the Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And it actually harm me. Damage me deep. I went with Kings of Leon they usually had been good. Past superb however I’ll at all times really feel a bit of bit unhappy that I haven’t seen the Yeah Yeah Yeahs reside. I imply, they in all probability had an incredible set at ACL. I don’t know. I’ll by no means know. And even when I see them reside some place else, I’ll by no means have seen them reside at ACL. You may in all probability hear the violins enjoying within the background of this post- and likewise the thunder-like sound of my coronary heart breaking. You want that sort of music ACL? How about tears? You just like the sound of these? As a result of I’m planning on calling you and leaving you plenty of messages which might be comprised of nothing greater than my ugly sobbing. I’m your psycho ex-girlfriend ACL. The extra you harm me, the extra I stalk you and ship you useless roses and perhaps set fireplace to your house- I don’t know- all of it relies on how dangerous you proceed to attempt to harm me. I can’t be held chargeable for my actions. That is on you ACL. And no jury would convict me. In all probability.
I digress. What I imply to say is I’m so sorry. I’m so very, actually, deeply, sorry for no matter I did that made you wish to harm me this fashion. I’ll actually do something so that you can reschedule Saturday performances, please don’t make me select between M.I.A. and Muse. Please. Fairly please. Keep in mind all the nice occasions we’ve had through the years? Keep in mind how trustworthy I’ve been in attending? That has to imply one thing to you. Consider all the nice occasions ACL- consider the nice occasions and reschedule.
Brent Humphreys took this image.