This was the first year that I made it to Austin City Limits, as I was able to get a few advanced 3-day tickets in April, then sell them to cover my 2 single day tickets.
I went to the festival on Friday the 8th and Saturday the 9th with my buddy. After driving up from SA and hitting the gym, we somewhat underestimated the time it took to get to the park. I was quite disappointed to have missed The Black Keys, but rest of our time there was fantastic. Spoon, Vampire Weekend, and The Strokes were great on Firday, while The XX and LCD Soundsystem were impressive on Saturday. Of course Silversun Pickups and Muse always sound awesome every time I see them.
Matt and Kim went on before Muse, I was very surprised by their presentation, likely due to the fact that I had a little something right when they came on... I didn't care much for Matt, but Kim was full of energy and awesome on drums as I expected.
After coming home, I decided to do something to remember the great time I had, I found this and a few other shots on the official ACL site that I wanted to work on. This one came first, I just wanted to draw Kim and here she is. Maybe there will be more ACL drawings to come...
Already woke up early last Wednesday and got my early bird 3-day tickets to ACL 2011. Highly doubt I'll go all 3 days, and putting aside $500+ one year before the event is quite an expense for someone with limited funds like myself, but it'll be worth it if everything next year can be as great as this year.