I haven’t been to a big music festival in years, and I’ve never been to ACL. So, Austinites, festival-goers, and others with more experience (and no doubt better taste) than I, a bit of advice, if you please.
Any recommendations for acts I’ve never heard of, but shouldn’t miss?
I’m most interested in seeing The White Stripes, The Killers, Arctic Monkeys, Kaiser Chiefs, Crowded House, Reverend Horton Heat, and Heartless Bastards. I don’t recognize ~90% of the rest of the bands (like I said, I have no taste). Who’s good? Also, are there any ‘do not miss’ bands playing the other venues that weekend?
What’s the location like?
I’ve come to expect to fascist security, long lines, long walks (sometimes involving a bus) from the parking to the entrance, absurdly priced bad food & drink, and overflowing impossible to find porta-johns.