While I've never done a post like this before, I've been going to the ACL music festival in Austin, Texas for the last three years and felt like I have been depriving my music lovers of some awesome pictures of some even awesome-r artists, so I figured I would spread the wealth with a post on the highlights of the festival. Enjoy!
|The Cults had an awesome show!|
|My man, Theophilus London up close and personal. Rocked it.|
|Ray Lamontagne. Of course, wonderful.|
|Pretty Lights. So sweaty by the end of this show.|
Kanye West closed the show Friday night with ballerina dancers and all. I felt like I was at the VMA's.
|Iron & Wine|
|Fitz & The Tantrums stole the show with an amazing stage performance. At one point making everyone in the crowd drop down to the floor, calling people out if they weren't participating. This chick has some serious moves.|
|Probably one of the coolest pictures I have ever taken. This kid is guaranteed to be a chiller.|
|Arcade Fire closed the festival.|
|Brother, Dad, and I all exhausted with happy spirits.|
Other amazing shows worth mentioning that weren't captured with a picture were Fleet Foxes, Chromeo, My Morning Jacket, Foster the People, Brandi Carlile, Young the Giant, Big Boi, Stevie Wonder, James Blake, Delta Spirit, and probably so many more that I am forgetting. Check out the full 2011 lineup from ACL here. If I had to pick shows I was most impressed by out of the insane lineup from this year, I could debate for hours, but I'd have to say Cults, Foster the People, and Young the Giant for the underdogs. Definitely all worth checking out. Solid weekend. Until next year, Austin.