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Austin City Limits Music Festival 2011

20 Sep

The gates of heaven.

Well after a 5 day whirlwind trip home, I’m back at school… blogging, when I should be finishing my project and studying for my test that are both later this afternoon. Whoopsies.¬†After a very unfortunate 2 year gap, returning to Austin City Limits Music Festival for the 10th anniversary did not disappoint. It was great to spend time with the fam, see several old friends from high school, and of course, eat my way through my favorite Austin restaurants. By far my favorite artists were Kanye West (awesome production value, complete with 20 ballerinas for the whole set,) Arcade Fire, TV on the Radio, and best dance party was definitely Skrillex. Here’s a little breakdown of how the weekend went.

Dressed for the fest. On day 1 we caught James Blake, Ray La Montagne, Cold War Kids (got to hear them play my fave song!), Nas and Damian Marley, Santigold, Pretty Lights, and KANYE WEST

High school friends reunited :)

Kanye West rising from the center of the crowd to take the stage. He performed 3 acts with a "fallen angel" theme that featured 20 ballerinas intensely dancing for almost 2 hours.

Second day was marked by pouring rain. But we still had a blast at Skrillex, Iron & Wine and Allison Krauss weren't fantastic, neither was Cee Lo (although he did a Pussycat Dolls cover...weird...), TV on the Radio rocked, and Stevie Wonder was a fun classic that I'm glad I went to although the sound mixer seriously needed to be fired.

Day 3 was a more relaxed chill day. Hearing Jack Ingram sing the National Anthemn was awesome, Fleet Foxes were great, we heard a bit of Empire of the Sun from afar, and ended the fest strong with Arcade Fire, who had a brilliant media show backing their set.

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