Posted in music | pictures on September 17, 2011

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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Comments (24)

James Blake has pretty hair
Smith Westerns SUCK, can you even call that music
Who is Bright Eyes
Kanye MEHest

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 2:53 PM

big boi and kurt vile seem two be the only good acts. cults are ok for a quick listen. the rest are overrated and suck scrotum

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 4:43 PM

totally

Posted by yup | September 17, 2011 5:32 PM

nice photos!!!

Posted by noticias | September 17, 2011 5:39 PM

I'll say this for the crowd: they do not look half as poseur/hurting/trying-too-hard-to-look-cool as a festival crowd in Brooklyn.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 6:01 PM

Coldplay ruled.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 6:48 PM

ya know, it's the same shit over and over again. same bands, different festival.

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 7:53 PM

@ 9:04. He sure is pretty excited about that D7 chord

Posted by Anonymous | September 17, 2011 11:20 PM

good coldplay pics

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 12:49 AM

Coldplay sprayed virus's on the crowd thats why they look like that.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 2:00 AM

I wanna buttfuck James Blake.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 3:58 AM

I'll buttfuck Kanye too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 3:59 AM

2:53 actually loves all of those bands but doesn't want to loose his hipster cred

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 4:12 AM

I wanna buttfuck 4:12 to give him hipster cred.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 8:55 AM

ACL looks just like Lolla. Same stages. Huh.

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 9:21 AM

The event sure is dope! Even though it rained for a little bit, the guys just rocked through the end! I should say, Austin is the home of rockstars!

Posted by Thomas @PA system hire | September 18, 2011 12:06 PM

8:55- the only thing you would end up giving is AIDS

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 12:47 PM

Don't miss We Are Augustines at 6:00 today

Posted by Bob Sanderson | September 18, 2011 1:36 PM

I'm a douchebag

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 2:44 PM

Awesome pics!

Posted by Debbie | September 18, 2011 2:45 PM

I have to say being in Austin from NYC for this festival, Austin lives up to the hype. Very cool city, really nice people.

Posted by jdog | September 18, 2011 8:26 PM

^ Dude, move there! And take some of your hipster friends with you! It will be awesome! Go...go on..go on now..

Posted by Anonymous | September 18, 2011 9:34 PM

Nice and interesting article but if you like games invite you to jocuri online

Posted by miniclip | August 31, 2012 5:12 AM

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