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Oh, ACL. How comfortable I’m when you find yourself right here and the way unhappy I’m while you’re over.
What I liked.
The Mood Entice. My first present on Saturday and it was a very good 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, once they performed Candy Disposition I completely felt like I used to be in 500 Days of Summer time as a result of I simply bought a really Zooey Deschanel haircut, besides I didn’t have a “Tom”, though what I did have was an superior solo dance celebration that I’m fairly positive made everybody round me jealous. So glad I caught their present.
The kindergarten aged youngsters I noticed fully ROCKING OUT. It was a very stunning factor to witness.
The Aussie delegation. I really like all of the internationals who come out for ACL however the Aussies are an entire blast. And so pleasant.
The Kiwi delegation. Individuals from New Zealand know go BANANAS in the easiest way. 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 fully new to me and I liked their set. Oh yeah, and I danced rather a lot.
Free shuttle buses. Thanks Capital Metro.
The meals. It was like Haute Competition Delicacies. And it was scrumptious. And all Austin originals.
Completely happy Individuals. You’re surrounded by 1000’s and 1000’s of actually comfortable music-loving individuals. And it’s superb.
Tom’s footwear. Principally everybody at ACL had a pair of those on. It was rad. And consider all of the little ones getting footwear world wide. (Heat and fuzzies)
Shining solar, picnic blanket, Kurt Vonnegut. In between exhibits I’d 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 comfortable.
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, shiny colours, stunning evening. EPIC.
M.I.A. The lady places on a stellar present. I went fully psychological and raved it up in a significant manner. She even got here out into the group. Additionally, some man broke open glow-sticks and flung glow-stick juice in all places and at first I used to be aggravated after which it appeared so superior that I didn’t care. Though, on reflection, somebody might have gotten that of their eye. Means to consider security glow-stick man.
Sizzling guys. Heaps and many scorching guys. But it surely additionally made me think- the place do all of you cover??! You’ll be able to’t all be from out of town- a few of it’s essential to dwell right here. I have to 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 look at porn. Please maintain your horny time to yourselves. That’s what bedrooms, lodge rooms, and backseats are for.
Being Alone. On Saturday I used to be fully solo and though I had moments of feeling actually empowered, total I used to be simply form 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 pageant. Not solely does that make you lame, it additionally makes you harm, as a result of there is no such thing as a manner that was snug.
Renaissance Honest apparel. Hey man, I really like a very good Renaissance Honest however that is ACL not Ye Olde Music Fest. Additionally, your costumes are traditionally inaccurate.
Sizzling Ladies. Hi there physique points! Good to see you once more. Weight-reduction plan plan begin.
What I Remorse.
Not seeing DeadMau5. I hate it when ACL schedules two bands I actually need to see on the similar time. Robust selections need to be made however I actually want I might have been two locations directly. I heard DeadMau5 was MENTAL. Solely remorse.
Completely happy 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. One in all my favourite issues ever. Stay music, Austin meals, stunning climate (apart from final yr…), it’s only a spectacular weekend. In case you are coming, then welcome! In case 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 dwell and it’s lets me be launched to fully new bands to like.
3. The tip of humidity.
I added that third one as a result of I really feel like lists should be at the very least 3 issues. However actually, what I need to speak about is ACL. It’s this weekend and I’m actually excited but additionally nervous. Nervous as a result of that is the primary time within the historical past of me going to ACL that I will likely be going it alone. I often don’t thoughts doing issues alone in any respect however that is one factor I’ve at all times achieved with at the very least 3 different individuals, so this yr will likely be a totally new expertise for me. Certain, I’ll most likely meet up with a number of pals there however principally I will likely be alone (as a result of they’re selecting Muse tomorrow evening and although it was a tricky choice I select M.I.A). However the music beckons, you recognize? And ACL beckons. And I reply to the decision. Additionally, I feel this will likely be a really liberating ACL for me. Like, I shouldn’t need to miss out on issues I need to do as a result of none of my pals can be found. I’m a grown lady. I do what I need. (Image me with an air of astounding independence).
Anway, that’s me. I wish to share with you all a few of my favourite bands which can be enjoying this yr and that I feel you must get to know in the event you don’t already. Completely happy Friday, and a really Merry ACL to every one!!!!!!
The Mood Entice
Band of Horses
Austin Metropolis Limits is one in every 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 appearing 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 achieved one thing horrible although. One thing that ACL won’t ever forgive me for. I’m undecided what it was however 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 liked making my musical life unbearably troublesome for the previous a number of years by scheduling at the very least two of my favourite acts on the similar time. They’re clearly making an attempt to get again at me for one thing. They need to harm me. They’re succeeding.
This yr it’s M.I.A. and Muse on Saturday evening. Similar time. It hurts to write down it. I’ve liked each of those acts for years. Once I noticed the line-up for this yr and acquired 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 have to 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 dying. Proper? Proper!?
Final yr I had to decide on between the Kings of Leon and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs. And it actually harm me. Harm me deep. I went with Kings of Leon they usually had been sensible. Past superb however I’ll at all times really feel just a little bit unhappy that I haven’t seen the Yeah Yeah Yeahs dwell. I imply, they most likely had a tremendous set at ACL. I don’t know. I’ll by no means know. And even when I see them dwell someplace else, I’ll by no means have seen them dwell at ACL. You’ll be able to most likely hear the violins enjoying within the background of this post- and in addition the thunder-like sound of my coronary heart breaking. You want that form 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 can 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 lifeless roses and perhaps set fireplace to your house- I don’t know- all of it is dependent upon how dangerous you proceed to try to harm me. I can’t be held chargeable for my actions. That is on you ACL. And no jury would convict me. Most likely.
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 need 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 instances we’ve had through the years? Keep in mind how devoted I’ve been in attending? That has to imply one thing to you. Consider all the nice instances ACL- consider the nice instances and reschedule.
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