Live: Austin City Limits Festival, Day Three Wrap-up
The Austin City Limits festival has now passed into history, with postcard-perfect weather for perhaps the first time in its nine-year history. Our correspondent Lily Angelle had to attend class today, so she asked me to convey that the three-day festival was so worth it for unsurpassed performances by the Strokes, the Flaming Lips and the Black Keys, among others.
So the Lips captured many hearts with their Sunday show in the fading daylight – Wayne Coyne sang most of “Silver Trembling Hands” from the shoulders of some dude wearing a bear outfit (or a real bear wearing Wayne Coyne). The Lips’ frontman also rolled into the audience inside his “space bubble” while the band swirled through one of the Flaming Lips’ psychedelic favorites.
Our reporter and her companion also caught some of the set by Texas favorite Robert Earl Keen, and managed to score an autograph from Norah Jones. They also enjoyed the psychedelic indie-thump of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, whose set-closing “Home” detonated the most explosive response from the sun-saturated crowd.
The duo wanted to catch at least one iconic tune from Sunday’s headliners the Eagles, and they didn’t have to wait long: “Hotel California” was programmed as the third song in the set, and all but the die-hards headed for the exits. Her last bit of info was not intended for general readership, but y’all may be interested: “early bird” tickets for the 2011 Austin City Limits festival go on sale in a couple weeks.
YouTube: “Hotel California” by the Eagles at ACL 2010
More photos after the jump
All photos by Lily Angelle