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    it's a fun festival, but this year's lineup just wasn't for me so i only went friday. also, biking in austin is always great so that way you can avoid the horrible parking/shuttle situation. sound bleed wasn't that bad (at least friday). last year it was worse; i'm still upset band of horses' set was ruined by the foo fighters.

    i've been to sxsw a couple of times, seen all the shows i've wanted to see without having any wristband or badge. just get to the shows early and you'll be fine. wristbands/badges help you a lot if you get to the shows late.

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    I havent done a sxsw wristband in four years. Rsvp for any and every day party I can. Last year I spent a total of $45 in covers.
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    The sound bleed was really bad at the smaller stages - BMI and Austin Ventures.

    I don't think it's a horrible festival, but after doing Coachella things about it seem silly. If I lived in Austin I would probably attend regularly because it's so inexpensive, but to me it's not worth the hassle of traveling half way across the country for.
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    yeah i go because it's within driving distance for me but i would probably not fly across the country for it. the same way i wouldn't fly for lollapalooza.

    however you should try sxsw. it's nicer, more bands, less bros and no chairs in your way to the stages.

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    I agree, the bro factor was WAY too high at ACL.
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    this kid was everywhere. He gets my vote for ACL '09 mascott.

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    Finally got around to putting this vid on youtube.

    Devotchka with an acrobat.

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    Not sure why there are all these crappy reviews, me and my friends all had a blast. I personally did not give a shit about the mud or rain and went barefoot Sunday. I guess I didnt pay attention to the smell, not much worse than roo can be. I will just answer finish my answer with videos I recorded.

    Pearl Jam rocked the hell out.



    Ghostland brang the lasers



    Phoenix was great



    Them Crooked Vultures were good, Grohl on drums is awesome.



    K'Naan played an acoustic set on the kiddie stage



    I saw Harper instead of Dead Weather since I know the drummer, but I saw Dead Weather annihilate the house of Blues Dallas the next day.



    Karen O destroyed the mic

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    Quote Originally Posted by rideincircles View Post
    Not sure why there are all these crappy reviews, me and my friends all had a blast. I personally did not give a shit about the mud or rain and went barefoot Sunday. I guess I didnt pay attention to the smell, not much worse than roo can be.
    I'm with you here. Me and my group had an amazing time. I could care less about the "bro factor" there were just as many annoying headband wearing hipsters as there were baseball cap wearing bros. Plus DMB was there, what would one expect.
    I would go so far as to say that the bros were more respectful and had a much better time.

    It seems that if you embraced the mud and just went with it, good times were to be had.

    The only thing wrong with this festival is the chair factor. Something really needs to be done about people setting up in the middle of a walkway and policing the people trying to get by.
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    I concur with the reviews that say this is more a backyard fest. than a festival that will evoke great memories for years to come.

    I have been to ACL a couple of times and it still pales in comparison to Coachella in terms of bands, people, and atmosphere.
    I actually live here and the line-up hasn't drawn me to attend in a few years. Plus they REALLY need to do something about the "i'll put all the lawn chairs/blankets i have and save this spot" crowd. >_<

    Coachella 2010 for me!! =)

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