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ACL 2011 — Day 1 in pics (Kanye West, Bright Eyes, Big Boi, Cults, Wild Beasts, James Blake, Kurt Vile & more)

photos by Tim Griffin

James Blake / Kanye West
James Blake
Kanye

“Light sprinkles ushered in the first day of the tenth annual Austin City Limits Music (ACL) Festival, but it was a welcome reprieve from the humid heat that has been plaguing the area and the state. Music and festival fans came in droves to see their favorite ACL artists, and rumors swirled throughout the day as to who the main headliner of the evening, Kanye West, would share the stage with…” [Pegasus News]

Kanye, who was playing opposite Coldplay on Friday night, didn’t share the stage with anyone except his dancers. Those who have seen or read about any of Kanye’s recent shows know what his set at ACL looked like, complete with multiple acts, ballerinas and big backdrops.

Austin City Limits continues today, Saturday (9/17). You can stream it online. More pictures from Friday below…

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

Cults

Cults

Cults

An Horse

Barton Hills Choir

Barton Hills Choir

Barton Hills Choir

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

An Horse

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Wild Beasts

Theophilus London

Theopilus London

Secret Sisters

Secret Sisters

Secret Sisters

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

Delta Spirit

An Horse

An Horse

Fool’s Gold

Fool's Gold

An Horse

James Blake

James Blake

An Horse

An Horse

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

The Smith Westerns

Big Boi

Big Boi

Big Boi

Big Boi

Big Boi

Big Boi

Big Boi

An Horse

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

Kurt Vile

An Horse

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Bright Eyes

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Mavis Staples

Coldplay

Coldplay

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

Kanye

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