Austin City Limits hits town Oct. 2


Collyn Burke

Austin city Limits will be Oct 2-4 and 9-11 at Zilker park this year. So make sure to bring your friends, lots of water, and a friend! “It’s important to have a buddy because of the chaos that accompanies thousands of people in one park.” senior Claire Cantrelle said. Whatever you decide to make sure you have fun!

Collyn Burke, Reporter

Your heart beats, your blood pumps. You and 75,000 of your closest friends jump as the crescendo hits and the bass drops. The famed Austin City Limits is rolling back into town Oct. 2-4 and 9-11 and people have been preparing since the line up dropped last spring. 

“I love concerts,” senior Claire Cantrelle said. “I feel like it would be a waste not to go to such a cool event that’s happening in my own backyard.”

Since 2002, the music festival most commonly known as ACL, has been drawing in both locals and out-of-towners down to Zilker park, where its held a variety of artist and music genres from Yeezy to Pearl Jam, hard rock to sweet symphonies.

“I am looking forward to catching up with old friends who have gone off to college and are coming back into town for the festival,” senior Ayah Alomari said. “Getting festive with friends and music, simply a perfect combination.”

Due to the popularity of the festival, in 2013 ACL moved from doing a single weekend to doing two consecutive weekends. With the availability of two weekends, more artists could perform and more people could go.

“Scheduling conflicts played a large part,” Cantrell said “I’m also excited to see Florence and the Machine, and they’re only playing Weekend two.”

Whether its for the music, the fashion, or just for the sake of saying you went, ACL never disappoints. It’s one of Austin’s most famed and beloved events.

“I have had friends who went last year,” junior Deirdre Wolf said. “I can only describe their experience as ‘wild’.”

Along with a great energy and sensible fashion, one also needs a strategy on how to get to their favorite bands.

“My strategy is always to go 6 hours earlier, I usually go to single/double acts and that’s the formula I’ve worked out,” Wolf said. “Sweat it out. You don’t want to leave the very front of a giant crowd because you’re weak. Sweat, kiddo, sweat.”

Between the music, action, and a great line up, both ACL weekends are sure to be a blast this year. Make sure to grab wristbands quick!

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