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In Four More Minutes

Wed, 21 Sep 2011, 09:41 PM (-06:00)

We’re sitting here far back from the stage in the chairs-allowed zone. We’re waiting for Cee Lo and for Stevie after that. But here’s the thing…  Skattex. Scabex. Shrillex. Who are these guys? Over there on another stage more than a football field away, a band is playing: Skrillex. They’re way over there, yet the ground […]

Waiting for the Festival to Start

Tue, 20 Sep 2011, 08:14 PM (-06:00)

At precisely the time when Black Dub was supposed to start, the guy in front of me moved stood up. He looked down at his girlfriend and up at the stage and started hooting, “Come on, guys! It’s time to start!” And at that very moment, the band came out. They began playing and singing, and the […]

ACL Saturday

Mon, 19 Sep 2011, 10:59 PM (-06:00)

An airplane is flying overhead pulling a banner advertising a Snowball Fest in Colorado in March. The two women standing in front of me are now sitting down studying tomorrows festival lineup. Some people to my left are standing next to me in a circle laughing and talking and drinking beers. There are lines at […]

One or the Other

Mon, 19 Sep 2011, 09:45 PM (-06:00)

So I set up my chair when I get to ACL. I set up my chair far back from the AMD stage, where I can sit in middle-aged comfort and look around and take out my notebook and jot a few notes while I wait for the music to start. And then the skies darken. […]

He Was Here Again

Mon, 11 Oct 2010, 05:26 PM (-06:00)

My brother came to town for ACL again this year to hear the musicians sing and play. He came for three days, and for most of that time it was cool in the evenings, and the sky was blue and sunny during the day. He had a pass which got him back stage with the important […]