My parents took the kids overnight on Thursday through Saturday afternoon, so Amy could join Frank and I for the festival on Friday.
I'm going to write out the shows that I saw, really quick:
Fidlar, Oliver Tree (partial), Palm Springsteen, Monsieur Perine, TroyBoi (partial and from a distance), The Raconteurs, Thom Yorke (Tomorrow's Modern Boxes), a few Guns N' Roses songs, and maybe one Tame Impala song.
Men I Trust, Tierra Whack (a surprising amount), Brittany Howard, Gary Clark Jr., Metric, Childish Gambino, and a few songs by The Cure.
The weekend was good.
It was hot, though. Temps win the upper 90's, with heat indexes over 100. I think they were saying it had been the hottest festival in 14 years.
I used to go to ACL back when they had it in September, though, anti was pretty much always that hot. And now I'm older and smart enough to drink a little more water and occasionally hide in the shade.
Thursday night I went to dinner with Amy at El Naranjo. It was really good. We will be back. My mom and dad had the kids.
Friday Amy joined Frank and I for Day 1. It was a nice day. The Raconteurs were probably the standouts. Rock. And. Roll. I coulda watched them another hour. Palm Springsteen and Jenny Lewis were also good. Oliver Tree was bizarre. We ended up standing by his stage, and that guy was weird.
|Amy at El Naranjo, kid-free date night to kick off ACL|
|The very fun Monsieur Perine|
|This year it grows very hot...|
|Guns N' Roses|
It was great. Raylna seems to really be having fun learning to play soccer, so that's fun to watch.
Later, Frank came over, and we headed back out.
On Saturday Men I Trust, Brittany Howard, Metric, and Gary Clarke Jr. were all good.
Childish Gambino was an outstanding headliner. Really high energy, a great backing band (with some amazing backup singers). Great show. We watched a lot of it.
Eventually we watched a few Cure songs. They were good, too, but we were tired and didn't stay too long.
|Bruce Hornsby & The Noisemakers|
Have a great week!