I've got conflicts, but they are all pretty easy to choose my top pick. I do have a lot of back to back shows on different stages, so my chances of getting up front for anything are going to be limited.
those conflicts are ridiculous... sorry, but Fuck ACL for putting plant/krauss vs. beck... that is pure retardation. Even worse than The Mars Volta vs. Manu Chao...
anyways, whatever you do don't miss Joe Bonamassa on Day 3 at 4pm. If you like straight guitar blues rock shredding. He's incredibly fun to watch! here's a video that is pretty accessible...
I have been reading comments about those conflicts on the ACL board and I am deffietly in the minority with those two, but then again I have see Beck 3 times and TMV once saw Omar back in his At the Drive in Days. I can see why ppl may be upset. the other one that seems to be bugging ppl is the Gnarls Barkley vs Racounters . All Major festivals have conflicts, you just have to roll with it.
Post by GratefulHippie on Jun 10, 2008 0:50:47 GMT -5
the reason ACL always has to put big acts up against each other, is that they have noise restrictions enforced by the city. they have to stop playing at like, 10 or 10:30 at night. means you have to squish a lot of people in a short amount of time.
Post by lordrockinhood on Jun 19, 2008 11:20:24 GMT -5
In case it hasn't been mentioned... bring a bathing suit There is a wonderful hippie stocked spring fed stream like 200 yards from the Barton Springs festival entrance... its a beautiful place to take a relaxing break from the heat and just chill out
Well . . . I'm going to be there on Sunday! Just bought my ticket today. Going by myself to this one though. Can't wait to see Foo Fighters, Tegan & Sara, Raconteurs, Silversun Pickups, Flyleaf, and a few others. Awesome lineup with all the bands I wanted to see basically on one day. (Plus I love Austin -- I went to law school at UT from 1993-1996.) So who else is going?
hippie, i echo the sentiment and you must take all these noobs to magnolia! this will be my fourth ACL, and we always hit up magnolia at least one night every time. their chocolate cake is amazing and they have the best coffee too.
as far as the schedule goes, its pretty crazy they already have it up. my biggest conflict was krauss/plant and beck. luckily i was able to catch all of their set at bonnaroo, so beck here i come. my big hope is that they end up adding ghostland somewhere in there, but i can't ever recall ACL being huge about late additions.
though i am fairly new to the board, would love to meet up with everyone and share some ACL love and corn.
2007: Coachella, Voodoo
2008: Bonnaroo, ACL
2009: Jam Cruise, Bonnaroo, Voodoo
2010: Jam Cruise, Coachella, Sasquatch, Nocturnal, Voodoo
2011: Nocturnal, Fun Fun Fun Fest
2012: Bonnaroo, Lollapalooza, Fun Fun Fun Fest
2013: TomorrowWorld, ACL, MOEMS
What up everybody. This will be my first ACL (traveling from Nashville) and actually my first trip to Austin. I've been to Roo the past 3 years, but I def understand that this will be a very different environment from the whole camping/farm scene. I was just wondering how easy it is to score "treats" and such around the area. Since I will be flying it isn't exactly an option for me to bring any of my own fun, so I was hoping some of you veterans could give me a lil insight into that whole thing. Can't wait to take this trip, and hope to see some of you guys/girls there.