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Austonia 'Quick Poll' results: once is not enough for those who go to ACL, while lineups and dust are primary concerns
Austin City Limits Festival

Yesterday we asked you if you went to ACL, and if you had any comments to share.

More than 200 of you responded:

  • 43% said they went to ACL
  • 57% said they did not go to ACL




Of those that went to ACL:

  • 37% said they attended one day
  • 63% said they attended more than one day





Of those that didn't go to ACL:

  • 34% said they were "interested" or "wanted to go."
  • 66% said they "don't care"




Some comments:

  • "PINK was the QUEEN"
  • "Loved it, they crushed it"
  • "Very dusty"
  • "It was awesome and I'm so f'ing tired"
  • "I miss the old days"
  • "Major sound issues"
  • "Lineup was terrible"
  • "Too expensive and dust everywhere"
  • Crowd control: "The Paramore show was so crowded that you couldn't get out of the massive crowd. Halfway through people were still trying to push towards the front when there clearly was no room."
  • "Terrible lineup for my tastes...have been to 14 of last 17 festivals"
  • "Too commercial, elitist and un-Austin like"
  • "I’m glad it’s there for those who want it!"
  • "I wish it would be moved to COTA... give us our park back!"
  • "Too old (30 lol)"
  • "awesome"
  • "Great time to leave Austin along with SXSW"
  • "The dust was killer"
  • "i had a blast per usual"
  • "Not my cup of tea..."
  • "The line up kinda sucked."
  • "I’ve gone to ACL every year, starting in 2007"
  • "it was awesome"
  • "There should be FREE water refill stations. Portable restrooms should be cleaned after every day."
  • "Add more Latin music"
The most repeated comments were dissatisfaction with the lineups and too much dust.

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Tito's releases (not so?) ugly sweater line for the holidays, profits to charity

Tito's Handmade Vodka

Show your love for Tito's and for the community this year with a wide selection of not that ugly, uglyish, ugly, uglier, and ugliest holiday sweaters.

There's lots choose from, and plenty of accessories like scarves and socks, plus gear for your dog, too.

All of the items can be purchased online or at the Love, Tito’s Retail Store in Austin, TX. 100% of all net proceeds from online or in-store purchases go to one of the nonprofits we’ve teamed up with.

Click here to see the entire collection in the Tito's store.

Mac and Cheese Fest and Free Art Exhibit
Waterloo Greenway, Good Vibrations Installation


🗓 All weekend

🎨 Creek Show Art Exhibit

Check out this highly anticipated art exhibition with illuminated art along Waller Creek. Tickets are free and the event includes food vendors, dazzling lights, live music, and hands-on activities

All weekend 6 p.m - 10 p.m | 📍Waterloo Park

✨ Mozart's Light Show

This iconic holiday tradition lights up for the first time this holiday season starting this weekend! Reserve your spot for an enchanting light and sound performance, delicious hot cocoa, sweet treats, and some overall fun with your friends or family. The show runs till January 6th.

6 p.m and 9 p.m | 📍Mozart's Coffee Roasters - 3825 Lake Austin Blvd, Austin, TX 78703

🗓 Saturday

🥊 Kickboxing in the Park

This fitness event is free and open to the public. Get your morning started right with a "Fitness in the park" class for kickboxing! The class will be led by certified instructors and is a great way to get a cardio workout in while also honing your self-defense skills.

10 a.m - 11 a.m | 📍 Metz Park

🛍 The Front Market

Support local LBGTQ+ and female artists at this outdoor market with over 150 vendors. Get your holiday shopping out of the way at this event, with vendors for food trucks, handmade goods, raffles, hands on workshops and activities, and more.

11 a.m - 5 p.m | 📍Ani's Day and Night - 7107 E Riverside Drive, Austin, TX 78741

🗓 Sunday

🧀 Mac and Cheese Fest

Did someone say cheese?! If you're like me and always willing to get your hands on a bowl of mac and cheese, then this event is for you. Check out the Mac and Cheese festival happening this weekend to decide which vendor has. the best mac and cheese for yourself, and enjoy the bar with creative cocktails while you're at it. Tickets start at $45.

11 a.m - 3 p.m | 📍Lantana Place - 7415 Southwest Parkway