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ACL Fest day 2: Music prevails on rainy Saturday

Saturday of ACL Fest began with overcast skies that eventually turned into rain showers. It did little to stop the music, though, as ACL Fest organizers were quick to announce that the music festival would continue, rain or shine.


  1. Austin's Quiet Company opened ACL Fest Saturday. 
  2. Another local act, Wild Child, performed soon after. The set started off with a few sound issues, but things wrapped up well.
  3. Austin360 videographer Kelly West was out filming bands again Saturday morning, starting with Venezuelan dance rock band La Vida Boheme. The band prepped for the shoot with their signature splatters of paint.
  4. The second shoot took place at Ginny's Little Longhorn, a honky tonk known for it's chicken, ahem, bingo, with He's My Brother, She's My Sister, who performed ACL Fest Friday and and an ACL Fest Late Night Show at Stubb's Saturday.
  5. Costa Rican band Sonámbulo peformed a crowd-pleasing set at the Zilker stage before showers started moving in.
  6. Around 3:30 p.m., the clouds started looking a little more ominous. Showers hit Zilker Park soon after.
  7. Heavy showers dissipated, but some rain lingered off and on throughout the rest of the evening.
  8. With the festival grounds damp, the mud accumulation brought reminders of 2009, when rain created several muddy areas at the festival. 
  9. The Roots, who took the stage at 6 p.m., did a salute to Beastie Boy Adam Yauch or MCA, who passed away in May, with a cover of "Paul Revere."