Monday, September 18, 2006

Austin City Limits Knitting

I have now experienced the orderly chaos that is the Austin City Limits Music Festival. As a musician That Guy went for all three days last year and upon seeing this year's lineup immediately purchased three day passes for both of us. I had to be at work until 6pm on Friday and was only able to take in a little bit that first night. Saturday was focused on getting great seats for the Raconteurs.
Here I am squating (with That Guy taking the picture) to keep our position towards the front. We had to catch the end of the previous set in order to move in to position when those crowds started to peel off. It kind of felt like the Mad Hatter Tea Party in Alice in Wonderland - Switch places!!! We sat for about 45 minutes and stood up with 15 minutes to go before the band began their hour long set.
This is the crowd behind us when we stood up. That Guy felt like we could have sat 5 minutes longer but to be honest I was starting to get a little claustrophobic. Also, the girl standing up behind me had begun to let her bag rest on top of my head and no amount of shifting was giving her the picture that this was possibly annoying.
Given that this was how close we were and the band gave a great show made it all worthwhile!
All that sitting and waiting for bands to play, or in this case sitting in the back of the crowd for Ween allowed for some precious knitting time. The Hook 'em Horns socks have been steeped in the heady musical waters of Van Morrison, KT Tunstall, the Raconteurs, the Flaming Lips, and a little bit of Tom Petty. I say a little bit because there was rain. Rain with LIGHTNING. That Guy is not a fan of rain with lightning when you add the risky factor of being in an open field, so we hightailed it out of there 25 minutes into Petty's set. For those that braved it I've heard he came back out to play an extra long set for them. Cheers.


At 5:45 PM , Anonymous kelp! said...

Sounds like fun (except for the lightning part)! Your hair looks great - last time I saw you, it was much longer...

At 12:44 PM , Anonymous kristin said...

I love your hair cut! And looks you had a great time.

At 11:30 AM , Blogger knitncycle said...

Your hair looks great! I just wanted to let you know I got my bag and LOVE it! Your sewing is absolutely impeccable! Thanks very much!

At 12:13 PM , Anonymous Kim said...

Hi there--I just found your blog through the Southern Knitters Blogring. I like your blog and will visit again.

I live in NC but have traveled to Austin quite a bit. My company has an office there and I have family there. It is such a cool place. And when I was in college at UNC-Chapel Hill (back in the 80s), Dick Crum was our head football coach!

Also, I've been aching to make the Waterlily top and it was interesting to see the yarn you chose for that.

At 7:14 AM , Anonymous Kim said...

Okay, so I'm a dork. I meant to say MACK BROWN was our football coach at UNC-CH. Dick Crum was the coach when I was a freshman. So embarrassing!! Dick Crum, Mack Brown, too many monosyllabic words. My age is showing.


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