The ACL Lineup is out, as you must have noticed, and based on the crossword and other leaked information, the 25 bands or so I knew about sounded rather uninspiring- the only 2 I wanted to see were Andrew Bird and Ben Kweller, and even then, I only sortof wanted to go. But then the lineup gets released and the first word I see is “Wilco” and I get that sinking feeling in my stomach when I know I’m about to spend a loooot of money.
I keep reading and I see Muse (!!!!) and Arcade Fire (!!!!) and Young Love…. damn you, ACL!
I hate ACL fest. Hate. It’s so loud and crowded and dirty and hot, and expensive, and I never stay longer than 2 hours, and I don’t want to go it. But I want to see Wilco more than I want my next meal and I LOVE Arcade Fire and Muse….and GHOSTLAND too!… but as a student $150 is a lot of money for heat and mobs of people, so I’m not looking forward to my inevitable attendance.
And another thing… I hate admitting this but my immediate association with Bob Dylan, this year’s headliner, are those horrible Victoria’s Secret commercials where he looks like he’s going to eat those poor models. But ACL ought to be one to remember this year, and I’ll succumb eventually. We all know how much I love Jeff Tweedy.