this past weekend i attended a pretty cool music festival in Austin Texas… the ACL Fest (Austin City Limits Festival). if you’ve seen the tv show on PBS you know how diverse the performers are. there have been some truly amazing studio performances and now that the festival has been running several years it is establishing itself as a truly ‘must see’ for concert enthusiast. this year the lineup included: Gnarls Barkley, The Raconteurs, John Mayer, Matisyahu, Willie Nelson, The Flaming Lips and more… with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers closing it out. (Full Lineup)
there was some rain over the weekend… but nothing that stopped the true fans from sticking it out. about 20 minutes into Tom Pettys set he had to shut down for about 40 minutes… but then came back and played an hour past when the show was supposed to wrap up.
Petty was good but… The Flaming Lips by far put on the best show!! i’m only sad that their set wasn’t longer and although it was at sunset a nighttime show would’ve been cooler. i could tell u some of the things they had going on: massive ballons, several santas and elves, aliens and astronauts, fake blood and tampons < < plenty of audience participation, confetti cannons and more... but u really needed to be there... or go there (check them out if and when u get a chance). remember when ACL Fest 2007 comes rolling around be sure to checkout TicketCity.com for ACL Festival Tickets!
for pictures and setlists check out >> the daily wrap