The weather held out wonderfully and the bands kept the rock going for the Austin City Limits Music Festival Day Two. Once again, fans politely stormed the gates for another perfect day of music, food and fun as the Austin skyline looked on. Walking around the fest, you saw fans filling bags for Rock and Recycle, getting a free ACL T-shirt for lending a hand.
And you couldn’t help but get hungry when you caught people adding across the grass nibbling on Mighty Cones, Kettle Corn, and Love Burgers, washing it down with a giant, strawberry limeade. We’re getting hungry all over again just thinking about it!
The bands brought it once again. The Very Best got the whole park moving with an dance-happy, eclectic set, remixing M.I.A. and Yeasayer songs for a little taste of what was to come at ACL 2010. The Shins’ James Mercer and Gnarls Barkley’s Danger Mouse drew a huge crowd at the AMD stage with their moody new project Broken Bells. If you were looking for indie-rock, you found it all day long as acts like Bear In Heaven and The xx put on frighteningly good shows.
And what can you say about LCD Soundsystem? As the sun set, they put a huge smile on every face in an enormous crowd, respectfully apologizing for having to wear sunglasses to a crowd who easily forgave them for blowing out songs like “All My Friends” and “Dance Yrself Clean”. Not to be outdone, Saturday’s headliners bowled over audiences on opposite sides of the park: M.I.A. with garish costumes and amped-up versions of hit songs like “Paper Planes”, and Muse with their flawless, driving rock apocalypse. Fans definitely went home happy.
Make sure you’re checking out our YouTube and Flickr pages for updates on-the-hour of your favorite acts. And remember, we’re giving away CDs, LPs, box sets, free food and more all weekend long on our Facebook and Twitter. Not only that, but we’ll hook you up with tips, tricks, updates and announcements. Enjoy the final day of ACL Festival 2010!