Austin City Limits Music Festival weekend 1 is officially behind us…
The weather couldn’t have been any better which made for a less exhausting festival. In previous years it was HOT and by the time any of the headlining performers started I was ready to shower & sleep, so I happily welcomed the fresh weather.
Performers included: Band of Horses, M83, Major Lazer, Radiohead, Die Antwood, Bomba Estereo, Andrew Bird, The Chainsmokers, Kendrick Lamar, LCD Soundsystem, HAIM and the list goes on…
Sunday was my favorite – Chris Stapleton & his wife performed (so romance) and Mumford & Son’s closed the festival afterwards. Made for a happy day of music.
My other favorite was the tostones at the food station?! AKA fried plantains. I haven’t had the luxury of eating those since I lived in the Dominican Republic and boy was that a freaking treat. If anyone visits or is in Austin and wants to find them, the place was called mmmpanadas. I believe it’s a food truck. Excellent bonus to the entire festival. (Food really makes me happy.)
If anyone is considering visiting Austin, this is a pretty fun time to come. The weather is excellent & the festival is promising, even if you don’t know the lineup you’ll still enjoy the music. You can go one day, or all three.
If you enjoy music & being outside – it’s a perfect event to throw into your getaway. The location is great, the Austin skyline in the background is picture perfect, and you can try all of Austin’s local food in one place (HA! #priorities).
A couple festival tips:
Don’t be afraid to bring chairs if you like to sit, you can always check them in if you don’t want to carry them around all day
Bring a sheet to throw down and have a seat anywhere
Umbrella? Fantastic idea for the rain & sun
Consider bringing an empty lunch box that you can fill with ice when you’re inside, can save you in the long run
Don’t drink too much alcohol or overdose on drugs (I saw a lot of children that looked close to that and it makes me never want to have kids).
Overall, a nice weekend adventure down in the books!