Monday, October 14, 2019

Austin City Limits Music Festival

Every year Austin hosts the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park over two weekends in October. I had heard about it when I lived in Denton from friends/coworkers who went to it over the years. Being an Austinite now it seemed my duty to attend, so two weeks ago I decided to get a ticket.

ACL is like a lot of other multi-day festivals - multiple bands throughout the day at several stages, with headliners anchoring the evenings each night. I really only cared about three acts though:

  • Mumford and Sons - I've wanted to see them since their first two albums, with dream location being at Red Rocks. That just never happened, but now they would be playing in my very own city!
  • Kacey Musgraves - I really liked her performance of "Rainbow" at the Grammy's this year (where she won Album of the Year!). She's not an artist whose songs I know though, even if I am aware of her in general (she's technically country which I don't really follow anymore). But I definitely wanted to see her.
  • Lizzo!! - she's been around for awhile, bus has been having what we call a "moment" this summer with her hit "Truth Hurts". I most definitely wanted to dance to it live. 
I'm going to write about each act separately, because each one had moments that were so special and magical that they need their own space :)

The entire experience was TRANSCENDENT.  

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