This year’s Austin City Limits (ACL) marked my twelfth year attending the festival. The first year I went, I was barely thirteen years old. My father wrote a note excusing me from class Friday afternoon because of a “family emergency” and went with me all three days. Although I didn’t stay with him the whole time, we met back up at the end of each night to walk home together. As the years went on, I became more independent, going to the festival alone or with friends; however, for my twelfth year of ACL, I went back to my roots and went with my father.
ACL is a 6-day family-friendly, multi-genre music festival held in the heart of Austin, Texas for two weekends in a row. Although I’ve gone both weekends for the past few years, I only went Friday of the first weekend this year, because that’s when my father wanted to go.
Highlights of our Friday at ACL include getting there early enough to be front row for Borns and rockin’ out at Greta Van Fleet for the second time together. Here are a few photos of our ACL 2018 experience:
Overall, ACL 2018 was great. I’m so happy my father decided to go again for the first time in a few years, and I’m even more happy that he went with me.