I am an unabashed, lifelong, music fanatic. As such, I’ve been trying to to attend one major out of town music festival a year for the past several years. There are tons of options out there. After the AMAZING All Tomorrow’s Parties suspended operations in the U.S. a few years ago, I was looking for a new festival to check out.
The lineup of Austin, TX’s Fun Fun Fun Fest seemed to be tailor made for me and I knew that Austin was my kind of town. (Focus on music, food, and beer? Count me in.) After attending Austin City Limits Festival one year, I pulled the trigger.
I spent a dusty, blissful 3 days walking around the Texas capital, taking in bands on the festival stages and at the club shows later in the night. I saw the taping of the Bob Mould (Husker Du, Sugar) Austin City Limits t.v. program and then met the man himself while walking to the festival the next day.
I waited in insane lines for astounding BBQ, drank Lonestar, watched professional skaters and bmx riders ride an impressive course set up by the festival, laughed at the antics in the wrestling ring (sub-sub- WWE), saw some hilarious comics and made a few new friends. Fun Fun Fun Fest puts the emphasis on fun (see what I did there?) and I loved every minute of it.
Over the course of the weekend I saw Bob Mould (twice), Superchunk (twice), Against Me!, X, Torche, Turbonegro, Titus Andronicus, The Sword, The Spits, The Riverboat Gamblers, The Promise Ring, Tomahawk, Surfer Blood, Seaweed, Run D.M.C., Refused, Red Fang, Black Tusk, Public Image LTD., OFF!, NoMeansNo, Liturgy, Lagwagon, Khepi Ghouli, Braid, Joyce Manor, Japandroids, Fucked Up, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Dum Dum Girls and, geez, a bunch more.
I also attempted to figure out how to use my new camera, check it out.