Austin City Limits Music Festival 2013 was the best festival I have ever been too. It is my 4th time going to ACLFest, 3rd time doing a 3 day weekend. The amazing band list was overwhelming, and I didn’t get to see everyone I wanted to see, but I still saw some amazing music.
Day 1 was “Muse” day when I got out of bed in the morning. Muse has been my favorite band for years, and they have been my favorite ACLFest show since I last saw Muse in 2010. That quickly changed when I saw Latasha Lee & The Blackties as my first band. I always forget how amazing all of the music at the festival is, and looking forward to a show at the end of the day isn’t the way to go. Latasha Lee was amazing. After Latasha Lee I saw Widowspeak, and they were pretty cool. They sounded like a indie-er version of Mazzy Star.
I ended up seeing Fun. , which wasn’t the plan, but I kept hearing that they put on a good show, and they were amazing.
After Fun. , I went through a huge mass of sweaty people and traveled to the other side of Zilker to see Arctic Monkeys and Muse. I wasn’t the biggest fan of Arctic Monkeys, and I really wanted their show to make me fall in love with their music. Their sound was a lot different than what I was expecting, but people had said they had matured over the past couple albums. I am not totally “in love” after their show, but I am wanting to listen to their music more.
The Muse show was awesome, though a little disappointing. They blew the power out on their stage a couple points, forcing them to cut a bunch of music out of their setlist. They played the songs I really wanted to hear from their new album “2nd Law,” specifically ‘Follow Me, Liquid State,’ and ‘Madness.’ I wanted to hear ‘Animals’ as well, but didn’t get to hear it. Oh well! It was a good Muse show anyway!
Muse eventually finished off with Knights….classic Muse.
I had a great time and an amazing first day! I spent a lot of time sitting in the back center of every stage, hanging out on top of my blanket and drinking a lot of great beer. After the first day, I’m not feeling that sore or tired. Just energized and looking forward to the rest of the weekend.
My first Beer
Latisha Lee jamming
Latisha Lee Looking Cool
More Latisha Lee
Court Yard Hounds
Court Yard Hounds
At the Samsung Galaxy Stage
Fun. Going on Stage
My ACLFest Pack
Looking around the AMD Stage
People Standing around
Muse in space!
The scene at Samsung Galaxy
Rocking in the sun