Will I be attending the Austin City Limits Festival?

The ACL lineup was announced this morning.  That means it’s that time of year for me to go through said lineup and decide if I want to go to the festival.

Last year was the first time I’ve wanted to attend ACL.  The lineup was great.  See, at $170 for a pass, I need at least 17 bands I want to see in order for the ticket price to be worth it.  Otherwise, I’m wasting money.

So, let’s go through the lineup, see who I’m intersted in watching, and find out if I’m shelling out the cash or not.


1. Foo Fighters
Saw them in both a small club and an arena.  Their last two records bored the crap out of me.  Pass.

2. Robert Plant and Allison Kraus
Is it Led Zeppelin?  No.  Pass.

3. Beck
Saw him at Lollapalooza back in 1994 or 1995.  Great show.  I’d see this one.

Headliner Count: 1


1. John Fogerty
2. The Raconteurs
3.The Mars Volta
4. Silversun Pickups
5. Gnarls Barkley

And that’s it.  My total comes to seven bands, ten below my goal.  It appears I’ll be saving $170 this year.

I should have bought a SXSW wristband.