ACL in a nutshell; music-lovers gather ‘round


Vannesa Martinez

Standing in front of the entrance at the 2014 Austin City Limits Music Festival, sophomore Vanessa Martinez takes a picture with her friend. “ACL was really great this year,” Martinez said. “I had a lot of fun.”

Meital Abraham, Reporter

This year’s Austin City Limits Music Festival took place at Zilker Park Oct. 3-5 and 10-12.

Performers ranged from Eminem and Iggy Azalea to Lana Del Rey and Pearl Jam.

Music lovers from all over come to Austin to see the ACL performances, and many famous and soon-to-be famous artists display their talents in front of thousands of people.

One of those people is junior Sophia Ranous, who enjoyed the concert immensely.

“My time at ACL was amazing and I’ll probably remember it forever,” Ranous said. “It was my second time going and I loved it both times. My favorite performers were Lana Del Rey, Rebelution and Eminem. I cried during Jhene Aiko’s performance. I’ll definitely be going again next year.”

Music lover senior Savannah Sencenbaugh, has been to ACL each year and enjoyed every second of it.

“It was an amazing experience this year, there was great weather, and amazing people,” Sencenbaugh said. “I got to see bands I’ve been wanting to see for years, my favorite performers were Eminem, Outkast, Paolo Nutini, Lana Del Rey, Iggy Azalea and Nikki Lane. ACL is getting better each year, and now that it’s two weekends I can see the people I loved from the first weekend again the next.”

Someone else who enjoyed the different varieties of music genres was sophomore Savannah Duran.

“I enjoyed ACL very much this year, it was my first time going,” Duran said. “I definitely enjoyed Childish Gambino, Eminem, and Calvin Harris. I’d love to go again next year.”

Another fan of rap who had a good time is sophomore Vannesa Martinez.

“It was super fun and it was really great to discover new artists as well as listening to some of my favorite ones,” Martinez said. “My favorite performers were Lana Del Rey and Childish Gambino. I’ll definitely be going next year.”

Another first-timer is senior Evan Rosenthal, who will also be returning next year.

“It was a good experience, and the first time I’d ever been for all three days so it was really fun and packed,” Rosenthal said. “I went for the first weekend. My favorite performers were Skrillex and Fitz and the Tantrums. The Head and the Heart was a really great performance that everyone should go see, and I plan on returning next year.”