Wednesday, October 13, 2010


ACL was a lot of fun, albeit exhausting and allergy-ridden.

On Friday, Taylor, Andy, Kelcey, and I arrived at the park around 12 and we were there until about 9:50PM. Friday was the worst day for my allergies, and I went through three packets of pocket kleenex. I ended up seeing the following bands, with asterisks next to my top picks of the weekend.

  • The Soft Pack
  • Blues Traveler
  • Miike Snow*
  • The Black Keys*
  • Spoon
  • Vampire Weekend*
  • The Strokes
  • Phish
On Saturday morning, I rode on my bike to the motorcycle gear shop and picked up a couple cable locks so that we could lock up our helmets and jackets at ACL. We rode to ACL and got there around 12:00 again and the motorcycle lot was conveniently close. Typically you are looking at a 30 minute walk to your car but it was only about 10 at the most. My allergies were still acting up but were a little less evil. However I was very loopy, because I took a Claritin in the morning, a Zyrtec in the early afternoon, and 2 Sudafed every 3 hours from morning until night. And it didn't even really help!
  • The Very Best*
  • Pete Yorn
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Beats Antique* (only saw them for the briefest time but they were good)
  • Broken Bells*
  • The Temper Trap
  • The xx
  • LCD Soundsystem
  • Muse*******************
By Sunday morning I was very beat. Combined with the intense allergies, hours in the sun, and exhaustion from walking, I didn't want to get to ACL until much later in the day. Taylor and I finally left at 3, even though I still didn't want to leave yet, and we got there around 3:40ish.
  • Yeasayer
  • Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
  • The Flaming Lips
  • Band of Horses
  • The National*
  • Eagles
Sunday was a mostly disappointing day for me, because of my fatigue and the music that I wasn't very hyped up about. Band of Horses and Flaming Lips were both good, but neither were as good as I was hoping. The National stole the whole day, in my opinion. Eagles were good, but I'm not a big enough fan and their music is too chill for me by that point in the festival. We stayed until about 9 and then left early.

$50 tickets go on sale at a random time this week. Will I be lucky enough to snatch another pair? Let's hope so.

No comments:

Post a Comment