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    Quote Originally Posted by LAVeniceDude View Post
    My roommate is a recent transplant from Austin. I had to endure days of "how much better ACL is than Coachella" whining after Weekend One.
    your roommate is retarded then. ACL is my least favorite festival by far. i only go because it's cheap and close and there are usually a few good bands each day.
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    Default Re: Austin City Limits 2012

    So this hasnt leaked yet?


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    there ya go


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    I would go if I lived in Austin, but I wouldn't travel for this.
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    Really hope Coachella gets the Afghan Whigs next year. I'm going to feel like an idiot if the play all these festivals and I don't see them.
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    The Avett Brothers as headliners, or atleast it appears that way. I'm happy for them I must say. Oh yeah, and I love this lineup. I doubt I can make it, but I would love to go.
    Last edited by Sushov23; 05-21-2012 at 09:22 PM.

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    I literally would not go to this if this was in my backyard.
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    More like Austin Shitty Limits amirite?

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    I'm so happy about Neil Young. I'll be there.
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    Surprised not to see ATDI. The Stooges will be a blast. Overall a lot of the same as everywhere else.

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    IMO, Weezer got relatively low billing.

    Nice to see Iggy & Stooges playing shows.

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    Weezer's billing is completely justified.
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    wow, really weak. expected too much i guess

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    Weezer has eaten shit for over a decade and they can't manage to be even sorta engaging live even though their entire repertoire encompasses like 8 chords total.
    Fuck em.
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    Can't believe how many people i'm knocking of my bucket list for $50. May be a lot of repeats on here for other people but I for one am excited
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    3 day passes sold out in like 45 minutes. Barely grabbed mine.
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    They scheduled Neil Young and Jack White on the same day
    That was dumb

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    It's ham and cheese on rye. It will probably taste ok, maybe even taste good, but not in the least bit memorable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by concertgoer View Post
    They scheduled Neil Young and Jack White on the same day
    That was dumb
    thats too bad. i thought for sure jack white would be up against the black keys.
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


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    Muse might as well named themselves the Pablo Honeys.

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    I eyed the lineup, and some of it looked pretty good, but it looks like it sold out before I got the chance to think it over. Are all festivals like this anymore? This is getting ridiculous.
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    acl has been like this for the last 3-4 years. it has always sold out the fastest of any festival i've been to.
    April 22 - Thee Silver Mt. Zion Memorial
    April 24 - Godflesh / Mogwai
    April 26 - Cloud Nothings
    May 1 - Ghost
    May 2-4 - Austin Psych Fest
    May 23 - Saint Vitus
    May 27 - Fu Manchu
    June 6-8 - X Games Concerts
    June 12-14 - Sónar Barcelona
    June 27 - Deafheaven / Swans


    Quote Originally Posted by SoulDischarge View Post
    Muse might as well named themselves the Pablo Honeys.

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    Do you know if secondary market prices drop closer to the fest similar to coach? I have some friends who didn't get their tickets this morning
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    Quote Originally Posted by nathanfairchild View Post
    acl has been like this for the last 3-4 years. it has always sold out the fastest of any festival i've been to.
    Yeah, probably because it's right in the middle of a city where live music is an important part of the vibe and culture anyway. I think Lollapalooza sells out quickly for similar reasons?
    Quote Originally Posted by captncrzy View Post
    HAY CAN SOMEONE DRIVE DOWN TO THE FESTIVAL GROUNDS AND SEE IF THE BEER BARN IS REALLY A BARN?

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    Default Re: Austin City Limits 2012

    It seems like that at a certain point in a festival's life span it sells out just because it's there, not because it's good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shiezza View Post
    Do you know if secondary market prices drop closer to the fest similar to coach? I have some friends who didn't get their tickets this morning
    There were guys selling single day tickets on just about every corner leading to the festival from my hotel last year. They were charging a little over face. Your friends should be fine..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    It's ham and cheese on rye. It will probably taste ok, maybe even taste good, but not in the least bit memorable.
    You're not going to the right deli. A great black forest ham with a nice gouda can be quite memorable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ardentbiscuit View Post
    It seems like that at a certain point in a festival's life span it sells out just because it's there, not because it's good.
    Are we talking about Coachella or Austin City Limits here?

    All in all, this is a very down year for festivals. Not enough exciting comebacks and knockout headliners. Tough to just reload huge bands year after year and stay fresh and relevant. Maybe festivals should become local events again instead of $2k vacations.

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    The thing that's been bothering me about ACL the past few years is how quickly it sells out. The past three years the fest has sold out to e-list subscribers, so no 3-day passes have been sold to the general public. Now today Saturday passes sell out and it looks like Friday will as well to e-list subscribers leaving the public with a shot at only Sunday passes. This hasn't been a problem for me since I've always been lucky enough to get tickets or someone has done it for me, but I think it's very lame that the public is missing out before they even have a chance to buy passes. Maybe they should go a Coachella route and sell nothing but 3-day passes to keep the actual people who want to go instead of those who just show up for a day and don't care.

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    I rarely went to this when I lived there and just turned down an invite to go this year. ACL tends to lean toward stuff I can see elsewhere with better production. Lots of the bands they book tend to have good followings in Austin which is good for the festival selling tickets, but these bands also play Austin throughout the year. There's probably a dozen or so bands on the undercard that just played at SX (usually multiple sets). I would always be burned out on many of the ACL bands by the time ACL came around. I prefer Fun Fun Fun which I still try to attend even though I'm no longer in Austin. FFF definitely has a better lineup if you are into punk and metal. And it's cheaper and not as crowded. I'm in complete agreement with Nathan: ACL is one of my least favorite festivals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TomAz View Post
    Yeah, probably because it's right in the middle of a city where live music is an important part of the vibe and culture anyway. I think Lollapalooza sells out quickly for similar reasons?
    Only very recently has Lollapalooza sold out in advance.

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