This morning started out like the picture shows but then the rain came… during Big Gigantics set. After a good couple of downpours it settled back down… Just enough to get the ground nice and messy though and the humidity is crazy high to. Oh well, festivus wouldn’t be a festivus unless something was making you feel uncomfortable… Fingers crossed the rain stays away tomorrow. Watched some Jack White before taking off tonight. Love the solo album. Bassnectar was on my stage and managed to get at least 25-35,000 folks standing around me at front of house.
Biggest crowd I've had all weekend. We shall see what tomorrow brings!
First show day down and it went quite well. Today featured:
First Aid Kit
A good bunch of acts. Afghan Whigs played on the stage next to me and killed it. Plus Weezer and others. Now time to get some rest as tomorrow will be an even longer one. More pics later….
Here at Zilker Park in Austin and getting ready for another ACL Festival. Pretty cool happenings today as I was covering up my audio console and who should walk up but Mr. Christian Bale. He was here at my stage last year doing some filming for a movie of some kind.
Guess he’s back now to film some more footage. Michael Fassbender is also in it and I hear its being directed by Terrance Malick. Supposed to be filming at my stage off and on all weekend. I’ll see if I can’t get another pic or two…
I love my job….
Got the Rice 100th anniversary gig loaded in and setup. Going to be a pretty cool show I think. 3D projection onto three buildings in the quad.
Now I’m in Austin loading in for my 4th ACL Festival. Lots of good bands this year. Most of them not on my stage but a few will be in front of me. Love this festival almost as much as Coachella.
More pics to come!
….and two more big shindigs to go before I can sleep in for a bit. Buzzfest tonight with several good bands. Toadies (as always) were great as well as a newer band called Dead Sara. Hanni el Khatib sounded like the next door neighbor to the Black Keys…
Nice to get a bit of rock in the ears once in a while!
The calm before the storm…
My little man waiting for the show to get done…
I love the quiet of an empty stage in the morning….
….before all hell breaks loose.
This week and next are going to be some of the most hectic times so far this year….
Been advancing two festivals, mapping and planning for a third major gig, working on getting the new gear up to spec, and several other things. Buzzfest 29 starts loading in Friday. Show Saturday. Sunday through Wednesday morning is the Rice University 100th anniversary event. Then leave out Wednesday for Austin to load in my stage for the ACL festival. I’ll be on the Honda stage. Three days of that and then I can come home to breathe for a few minutes….
Then all the rest of our new gear arrives to be tagged, labeled, sorted, and cataloged. Which will amount to oh, enough to properly fill a stadium and then some. Time to get that cloning thing figured out. Until then, feast your eyes on the weirdest couch ever….
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