As the third and final day of the 11th Annual Austin City Limits Festival kicked off the skies were blue, the energy was high and the steady stream of concert goers filed through the lines, ready for one last day of rocking out.
Early in the day, Kimbra performed an amazing set, with melodic vocals. The night before, Kimbra joined Gotye on stage to sing their hit song, “Somebody that I Used to Know.” Beside her wonderful performance, Kimbra was also definitely one of the best-dressed artists at the festival. She sported a beautiful purple and white corset-like top, with a double layer tutu skirt, giving her quick costume change some drama.
After listening to Kimbra, it was time to grab a bite to eat. The “Austin Eats” section featured many local favorites including P.Terrys, Torchy’s Tacos, The Mighty Cone and the Second Bar. Also, with Austin being such a green and vegan/vegetarian friendly city, there were plenty of meat-free options too.
One of the best things about ACL is discovering new music. Throughout day three, different artists’ music echoed through the air and into my ear. Discovering music from the Stars, The Lumineers and The Avett Brothers, who will all soon be additions to my music library.
Rounding out the night was the Red Hot Chili Peppers. As familiar lyrics rang through the speakers, the audience joined in. The Red Hot Chili Peppers played several classics and some new songs.
The 11th Annual Festival was simply amazing. Three days filled with 130 bands across eight stages. Next year, it will be even bigger with the festival taking over two weekends, according to the Austin Business Journal.