i went saturday and sundar to the acl...never been to austin before, i thought it was great, i gotta admit thought, the grinch part of my personality has a hard time adjusting to so much good vibes from strangers. i like it rough, you know...
josé gonzáles was ok but i was too far away to actually enjoy it.
drive by truckers was fun but it's not my cup of tea.
man man: i was already on my fourth beer and my first joint so it was the perfect moment and these guys owned it. the audience were divided between those jumping to the music and those watching with a smile on their faces, stunned with the crazy shit the band was doing up there. every song felt perfect.
erykah badu: although i roll my eyes everytime some celebrity talks about how cool the zapatista movement is, the show itself was great. i never stopped bouncing.
nachito herrera all stars: i danced like a mad man to these guys.
beck was INCREDIBLE. there was a lot of energy to his show, despite him being still the whole time. the songs from modern guilt, specially chemtrails, sounded amazing, maybe with the exception of the title track itself. loved to hear midnite vultures stuff in there. wished he had played tropicalia or something from mutations.
okerville river, yeah i could see them rocking out the house but i was midway through their stage because i wanted to be near when the raconteurs started. anyway i know some people get offended by this, but i put okervill in the 00's category of "faggy rock". i don't know how else to explain it, but it's getting tiresome.
the raconteurs were aesome from moment one. jack white looks pretty bad though, he seems to have health problems or something. i only listened to five songs and went running to catch gnarls barkley, and they were great too. this was the hard moment for me during this thing, to have to get away from one great show to another.
the big surprise for me was galactic. people were insane over them. they nailed every beat, every song, every little thing. my plan was to leave early to get a nice spot for foo fighters but i couldn't. they were too good.
foo fighters was foo fighters. funny and appropiate to leave the fest in a high. loved the drum solo and the triangle solo...