Austin, Texas – The Austin City Limits Music Festival concluded its first weekend on Sunday, attracting thousands of music enthusiasts to Zilker Park for a spectacular lineup of top acts. Festival-goers reveled in the glorious weather, with the sun shining and perfect temperatures, which provided a welcome relief from the scorching heat that has plagued Austin in recent months.
Blane Taylor, one of the attendees, remarked, “Yesterday it was glorious, the day before was perfect, you know, sunshining.” Another festival-goer, Blake Chiovara, added, “It’s been so hot these last couple of months in Austin, but it’s beautiful this week and just in time for the show.”
As Sunday afternoon unfolded, temperatures hovered just below 80 degrees, creating an ideal setting for music fans as they flocked to Zilker Park for the festival’s third day. Veronica Flores, a festival-goer, marveled, “It’s been perfect Texas weather, meaning it’s better than any other state in this country.”
The attendees’ attire showcased a range of choices, from long sleeves to short sleeves, and some even opted for pants instead of shorts, prepared for any temperature fluctuations. Chiovara shared his sartorial experimentation: “Each day I tried something a little different. The first day I was wearing long sleeves; yesterday I was wearing a tank top, shorts, sandals, trying different things. Today, I am just going for a normal fit.” Catalina Ramos, another attendee, revealed, “I’ve got a sweater in my fanny pack just in case I get cold later.”
Festival-goers couldn’t help but notice the drastic difference in weather and festival preparations compared to previous years. Taylor expressed his appreciation for the cooler temperatures, saying, “We have been coming for years, and it is always, you know, take your shirt off and sweat for 10 hours straight.” Flores concurred, saying, “I just put something pulled over my shoulders for the sun and a little bit of sunscreen, and I’m good to go.”
The Austin City Limits Music Festival is expected to draw more than 225,000 music fans, according to festival organizers. Once inside the festival grounds, attendees experienced the true heat of the event, with countless people and endless walking. Ramos observed, “There are so many people, there is so much walking.” Chiovara jokingly added, “I’ll probably be taking off my shirt at some point today.”
As the first weekend of the festival came to a close, one festival-goer, Flores, declared that she had fully embraced the weather and the entertainment. She noted, “This is the first weekend, so one weekend is enough.”
With an impressive array of musical talent and a weather-perfect weekend, the Austin City Limits Music Festival proved to be an unforgettable experience for attendees. As the festival gears up for its second weekend, music lovers eagerly anticipate another round of exceptional performances amidst the vibrant atmosphere of Zilker Park.