Photo by Ashley Landis

Photo by Ashley Landis

From the slightly smaller perspective of Ashley Landis

ACL Weekend 2

Ever feel like Bill Murray in Groundhog Day?  That’s about how I felt during weekend two of the Austin City Limits (ACL) music festival.

Every day I woke up at 10 a.m., got ready to go, ate lunch and met the Statesman photo intern, Erika Rich, at the paper.  Then we fought traffic and parked a few blocks from the entrance.  We’d set up in the media area, say hello to the other photographers and reporters, and get to work shooting our assigned bands and any feature photos we saw along the way.

When we had a little time, we’d come back to the tent to edit, eat a Kind bar, drink a cold Topo Chico and transmit.  Repeat until the ACL staff kicked us out around 10 p.m.  Then I’d drop off Erika and drive home.  At home I’d transfer my files from my laptop to my desktop, shower and take a few minutes to myself.  I’d go to sleep around 1:30 or 2 a.m., then wake up the next morning and do it all over again.

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