I enjoyed myself far more than I had during past experiences at Coachella.
Austin City Limits is so well run. The lawn is lovely. There are free filtered water refilling stations. And litter is scarce because staff is constantly cleaning.
The only bad thing is that DSLRs are not allowed, but you can't bring those to Coachella either.
Most of the food at ACL is pretty decent.
Smoked brisket taco ($5) and green chile pork taco ($4). Really really liked the latter.
The Mighty Cone.
Kerbey Lane Cafe.
The Salt Lick.
Ribs and slaw ($8). Very disappointing, given all the raves I'd heard about this place. Really tough and difficult to eat. Maybe they couldn't handle cooking for the masses.
Aquarelle Restaurant Francais.
Steak 'n' frit sandwich ($7). Only ok. Had the potential to be great, but it was a little cold.
The Gaslight Anthem
Here's Looking at You, Kid
The High Road
The Temper Trap
Fader, Fools, Love Lost, Sweet Disposition.
Matt and Kim
Daylight, Good Ol' Fashion Nightmare, Let Me Clear My Throat.
Matt Bellamy of Muse.
By the end of the night, I was tired but not exhausted or sick like I always get at Coachella. I may never go to Coachella again after this.