#ACLfest Day 3 Recap

This is post 5 of 6 in the ACL 2011 series

The final day of Austin City Limits 2011 was one of the best. The rain did not find its way to Zilker Park, which made the last day the hottest. With the sun shining, Breanne and I enjoyed the last full day of shows with plenty of water and plenty of sunscreen.

More from Breanne- ACL Sunday was bittersweet. While I was super excited for another day of non-stop music shows, I was also sad that it was the last day of all-day fun before being thrust back into the real world. We arrived to another humid day at Zilker Park. There were light drizzles Sunday, but not enough to get out an umbrella – just enough to cool us off a bit. My shows Sunday were Broken Social Scene, Fleet Foxes, Social Distortion, and Arcade Fire. That’s a lot of music! Again, I loved it all (I’m pretty indiscriminate when it comes to live music – I adore all of it). While walking past smaller stages to different shows, I also came across a few bands that I want to hear more of, like Chiddy Bang and Pernikoff Brothers. That’s one of the things that I love about music festivals – you get to see the bands that you want, and accidentally discover tons of new ones along the way. One of the intriguing things about Austin City Limits and the city of Austin was how they made recycling a fun part of the event. I was able to catch up with someone that was taking part and asked them all about it!

Back to the bands-The headliner for ACL, Arcade Fire, put on great show. Everyone was singing along and dancing, and everyone seemed to know all the words to all the songs, which was very cool. The wind was blowing and the night was cool (well, cool compared to the blazing hot day), which made the show that much more enjoyable. At the end of the day, I was filthy, sweaty, and exhausted, but so happy about how the day turned out. What a fabulous way to end ACL festival!

Paige here again- I was able to run into ACL Mike, once again, under his bright red flag reading “Chillin’ the Most”. The flags at Austin City Limits are a great way for concert attendees to spot their friends from long distances and have a landing place between concerts. For everyone that may be thinking about coming to ACL next year, ACL Mike was nice enough to give us a great list of things you would not want to forget!

Day 3 was not short of any thrilling live performances. Knowing it was the last day I tried to catch as many shows as I could before it was over. My day started with Ryan Bingham & The Dead Horses before running to catch the end of Bomba Estereo. Next was Jack Ingram followed by Fleet Foxes and Manu Chao. One of the most fascinating performances was Randy Newman. For those that might not know who Randy Newman is, he sings –You’ve Got A Friend In Me- from the movie-Toy Story. Once Randy Newman ended it was time for the final show of the weekend- Arcade Fire! After a fun filled weekend  of walking, standing and most of all dancing, my feet and legs were noodles, so I enjoyed the performance from a nice seat in the grass. Arcade Fire was the perfect band to end a fantastic weekend!

Breanne and I had such a wonderful weekend and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! Be sure to share your stories with us below. Keep following @RadioShackLIVE because who knows where we will pop up next?

If you were going to make a flag for Austin City Limits for your friends to spot you from a distance, what would it look like?

This is post 5 of 6 in the ACL 2011 series

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