"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


acl = lame scheduling. Again.

So the ACL Festival schedule is out this morning, and once again, they've done a terrible job of scheduling acts. I know that ACL does this on purpose to deal with crowd control, but they're crazy for thinking that it's a good idea to anger their fans by putting the White Stripes up against Arcade Fire. You're also going to have to choose between Spoon and Queens of the Stone Age, between Steve Earle and Andrew Bird (this isn't really a choice), between Reverend Horton Heat and the Decemberists, and THEY PUT WILCO UP AGAINST MY MORNING JACKET. Ugh!!!!! This is why I threaten to swear off ACL every year. (Dear ACL, did it occur to you that the people who like MMJ are probably also the people who like Wilco?)

Anyway, here's how it looks from my vantage point: the Friday schedule is okay (eh, Bjork.), the Saturday schedule is good, and Sunday is fantastic, but you're only going to be able to see half of it.

In other news, they are allowing a 65,000 persons/day capacity this year. I still think they should cap it at 60,000, but they don't care what I think.

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Blogger Ben said...

Funny. When I read it, the first thing I thought was, "Wow, this year I can actually see all the shows I want to see without any conflicts." I have no issue with any day. Except I know I'm not going to be able to hear Bob Dylan because I'll be a mile behind the last speakers.

Tuesday, June 19, 2007 10:21:00 PM


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