…and finally Day 3


Was too tired last night to put anything up as we were onsite from 8am until about 12 last night. Show and load out basically…The morning proved to be a bit wet as we got dumped on pretty good the afternoon before.

ACL (Soggy) Fest

The rains made it oh so fun for the fans on the second and third days

More good bands on my stage yesterday as we had those crazy kids Die Antwoord and then Crystal Castles headlining. Had a good time mixing The Features as well as POLICA. Freelance Whales proved to be a nice surprise too. Festivals like this are hard to come by and I must admit, it’s these type of multi cultural, multi genre-type gigs that make me love my job. Behind me on one of the other stages I had The Civil Wars, The Afghan Whigs, Jack White, Metric, and The Shins. All of which are favorites of mine. Good music, good people, and a great time. Got to see some pretty famous people as well. By the end of the festival I had seen Natalie Portman, Ryan Gosling, Michael Fassbender, and Christian Bale. All were here shooting footage for a Terrance Malick movie of some kind. Pretty neat stuff. I hear it’s supposed to be out next year sometime. The most amazing thing was being able to watch Felix Baumgartner break the world record for the highest unassisted skydive while we were in the middle of a set change. The festival put the live broadcast up so we could see it on our screen. 24 miles up. I’ve skydived 6 times now and each one has been truly amazing, but to see what he was able to see from that high up has to be incredible….

Anyway, I’m back in Houston now and getting ready for the next one. Can’t wait for some time off though. Need to recharge! Here’s a few other pics…

Honda Stage morning shot

My view on the last morning as I arrived.

Die Antwoord

Die Antwoord doing their thing…

F Baumgartner

Got to watch Felix Baumgartner make some world records for sky diving on our stage screen.

 

4 responses to “…and finally Day 3

  1. I love that first picture of the clouds! Is that sunrise? Since moving to Austin I love the sky more than almost anything; except the ridiculous amounts of great music. I feel like I was lucky to be in the crowd of Big Gigantic when that first heavy rain on Saturday happened- they loved it, and the music fit with it so well; it was really liberating in some ways.
    What a great festival, good job and thank you for doing all the work you do!

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    • Thanks a bunch Jennifer and yes, it was of that morning. The sky down here IS pretty amazing I have to say. Always find myself looking up. That Big Gigantic show was pretty wild. We had to cover up our gear pretty fast and at front of house (the tent in the audience) the water came in like crazy! We made it through though thank goodness and yeah, I think the rain worked into the show perfectly.

      Glad you had a good time! I’ve done that stage three years now and have never been disappointed with the bands they bring there. Have a great day and see you at the next one!

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      • I’m glad the equipment stayed okay! Good job on keeping up with that…wow. That’s a part of it that I can hardly imagine! I did see one guy on top (top-top) of the stage, I can’t remember if it was that one or the Bud Light one, dumping barrels of water off by hand. I was definitely impressed- what a crazy job he had! Next year there’ll be twice as much fun! 🙂 haha

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