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Music Festival

Music Festival

Date: Sep 29 2003


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The Austin City Limits Music Festival took place in Austin, Texas on September 19, 20 and 21, 2003. The festival featured over 130 bands, including famous groups like R.E.M., Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals and Old 97’s, as well as performers like Al Green, Jack Johnson and Lucinda Williams.
Miguel was lucky enought to attend the festival. Listen in to his conversation with Zach to hear what he thinks about it.


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Miguel:  Dude, the Austin City Limits Music Festival was really amazing man. I’m sorry you missed it.

Zach:  Yeah, I was thinking about going out there. It’s kind of a long flight though.

Miguel:  Yeah, it was a long way to go just to see a concert, but it was one of the best shows I’ve seen. There had to be at least, like twenty bands I was just, like, super pumped up to see.

Zach:  So, it’s not really just a concert. I mean, that was like a full, full-on festival, right?

Miguel:  Yeah. It was three solid days. I was there from about 11:00 in the morning until 10:30 or 11:00 at night for three days in a row. So, it was a lot of music.

Zach:  What was your favorite band that you saw?

Miguel:  Well, it’s a hard question to answer, but I have to say that R.E.M. was the best performance. There was a lot of good people – Ben Harper and Jack Johnson and Beth Orton were all great, but R.E.M. is just one of those classic bands that, like, you know, they’ve been around for so long. It’s just really cool to finally see ‘em in concert.

Zach:  Man, I’ll have to check it out next year.

Miguel:  Yeah. Don’t miss it!



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Going to Austin City Limits was one of the coolest things I’ve ever done. One of my best friends lives in Austin, so I was able to stay at his house during the festival. We had a great time hanging out at Zilker Park, where the festival took place. The weather was perfect and the people watching was amazing. There were tens of thousands of people wandering around from stage to stage, so it was really fun to sit in the sun and check people out as they walked by.
If you ever get the chance to go to Austin, you should take it. Austin is a great city for music.
Rock on,


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