Saturday, October 16, 2010
Austin City Limits 2010
This years ACL was a blast. I was able to go with my sister Nance-meister. First day, was a bit of a disaster, but after that, it was pretty heavenly. Although last years line-up, in my opinion, was better, this year's shows were more memorable for me.
Day 1 - we arrive at the venue, beautiful Zilker Park, to find out Nan's ticket was a fake. The guy we got it from looked super shady. Its hard to tell whats real and what isnt when you go through Craigslist. Tickets sold out super fast and of course we are procrastinators. So day 1, I was a solo festival-goer. I knew I wanted to see the Black Keys first. They were at one of the bigger stages, so I pushed through a huge huge crowd to get to what was pretty close to the front. I was patiently waiting for about 30 minutes in the hot sun and the mixed scents of mary-jane and cigarrettes. I had not eaten that day (I had Starbucks on our way to Austin) and had no beverages stashed in my huge bag...Needless to say, I started feeling sick, like vomit sick. I was in middle of this huge packed crowd about to vomit on everything and everybody around me. Show hadn't started yet, but I knew I needed to get out of there. I sat down for a few minutes to see if it would help....it did, but not for long. I started walking out, but the crowd seemed to be never-ending and so jam packed. I had to sit down for a bit. A kind hippie type generously gave me half their granola bar. After about 15 minutes, I started heading back again. By the time I was out of the crowd, the band started playing, but I felt awful. I headed to get some food and sat there for a good hour, eating and drinking. I started feeling better and headed to see Beach House. Love Love Love them. The show was a real treat. I love her conversations with the crowd. They dont make much sense, but it was endearing and charming. Ha. Ater that, I went to the merch table and got Seb an ACL T (which he wore for school picture day) and called Nan up to see what the heck she was doing. She came and picked me up about an hour later and we hung out on Red River for a while...there was a bunch of after shows and such. We had a blast. I didn't take much pictures that day besides my outfit later than nite, because, well, I was concentrating on not vomiting on all the festival goers.
Festival Outfit Day 1:
Moda International prairie dress via Buffalo Exchange
Black Stoned and Waisted Belt via Buffalo Exchange
Amazing Feather Earring via Aloralay on Etsy. Check out her shop here
Jessica Simpson Dany platforms (I didnt wear these to the festival by the way...wore some comfy boots)
Day 2: We were able to get Nan a ticket to the festival via ebay thank goodness, so next couple days were wonderful. Saturday, we woke up early and headed straight to the festival. We saw Balmhorea first. Their music is so beautiful, mostly instrumental. We just sat in the grass and relaxed a bit, then headed to see Lissie. She was so adorable and extremely talented. Her voice is amazing and she is great with the crowd. After that, Nan had to see Pete Yorn and we had to be up front, so we headed straight there and waiting a good 30 minutes for it to start up. We saw Local Natives (rocked my socks off!), a bit of Monsters of Folk, LCD Soundsystem, and then Muse, which we had to get up front for as well. I had seen them not too long ago in Fort Worth, so I knew they had a fantastic laser show going and was looking forward to that. It was the highlight of my day.
Outfit Day 2:
Vintage white hippie shirt - thrifted via Savers Austin
Rich n Skinny Jean Shorts Via Buffalo Exchange
Peace Mocs via Ebay!
Feather necklace via Forever 21
Vintage belt via L.A. flea market
Monsters of Folk!
Day 3 consisted of Devendra Banhart, Dawes (who were kind enough to take photographs with their fans and discuss music w/ em!), the Morning Benders, Edward Sharpe, and last and certainly not least, Band of Horses. That show was so much fun. Unfortunately, I didnt take my camera on the last day...that thing is heavy! All in all, it was an amazing time. Cant wait for next years!
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