Posted in music | pictures on September 23, 2011

photos by Tim Griffin

Arcade Fire / The Walkmen
Arcade Fire
The Walkmen

The 10th annual Austin City Limits festival came to a close on Sunday with a headlining set by Arcade Fire (who also taped an edition of Austin City Limits the TV show one day earlier). It was a rough year for some attendees. I'm talking about smokers. Austin Statesman posted the following before the weekend:

We welcome all the people and music artists attending this year's Austin City Limits Music Festival. It's a special year for the music festival, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary. The talent this year is incredible, with headliners Kanye West, Stevie Wonder and Arcade Fire, as well as local favorites such as Asleep at the Wheel.

Before we get this party started, we must advise attendees that the Austin Parks Department has banned smoking at all Austin parks, greenbelts, trails and golf courses. That includes Zilker Park, site of the festival.

We realize that a smoking ban might be an inconvenience for some. But it is necessary to keep everyone safe. So please have fun at the events, which run today through Sunday, but leave the cigarettes, cigars, pipes -- or whatever else one might be smoking -- behind. (The ban also prohibits wood or charcoal grilling in Zilker and other parks.)

Smoking was allowed at previous ACL festivals, but this year is different. This year, Central Texas is dealing with wildfires that have killed two people, destroyed about 1,500 homes and burned tens of thousands of acres in Bastrop County, Steiner Ranch, Pflugerville and other Central Texas communities. In Austin, city firefighters responded to 469 brush fires from January through July. Cigarettes caused about a fourth of those fires, officials said. [Austin Statesman]

I don't know how many people obeyed that, but it's safe to say that ACL was fire free. In fact, much to the delight of many, it actually rained a bit on Friday and Saturday. Pictures from Sunday continue, with Arcade Fire's setlist, below...

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Yellow Ostrich

Little Hurricane

Little Hurricane

Mariachi El Bronx

Mariachi El Bronx

Social Distortion

Social Distortion

We Are Augustines

We Are Augustines

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

Dale Earnhardt Jr. Jr.

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Head and the Heart

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

The Walkmen

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

Bomba Estereo

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

DFA 1979

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Manu Chao

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Hayes Carll

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Empire of the Sun

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire

Arcade Fire Concert Setlist at Austin City Limits 2011
September 18, 2011

Ready to Start
Keep the Car Running
No Cars Go
Haïti
Rococo
Speaking in Tongues
Intervention
Wake Up
Neighborhood #2 (Laika)
The Suburbs
The Suburbs (Continued)
Month of May
Neighborhood #1 (Tunnels)
We Used to Wait
Neighborhood #3 (Power Out)

Encore:
Rebellion (Lies)
Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
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Comments (14)

one of the better festivals. i'd love to go one day.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:09 PM

Austin looks like a nice place to live.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:09 PM

a no smoking ban is necessary to keep everyone safe?!

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:27 PM

"one of the better festivals. i'd love to go one day."

you claim it's one of the better fests, yet you have never been?

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 1:48 PM

smoking ban was to prevent fires. to keep everyone safe.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 2:04 PM

@1:48 in terms of lineup.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 2:14 PM

ACL was fantastic. Wish there was more space but other than that couldn't have asked for more.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 2:18 PM

SPINNNING DOOOOCCCTTTOORRSSS

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 2:19 PM

been there once. Great Fest.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 3:00 PM

arcade fire setlist = predicatable

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 3:47 PM

haha that skeleton stewie was at almost every set I saw.

Posted by Anonymous | September 23, 2011 3:50 PM

Let's not forget their follow-up, Turn It Upside Down. It only got 2 stars on Allmusic, but c'mon. "Cleopatra's Cat" consistently moves me to tears of joy and confusion. Great, underrated sophomore effort by the Docs.

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Posted by miniclip | August 28, 2012 6:00 AM

fun things I miss out on.

Posted by tim | August 18, 2013 8:44 PM

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