When I found out I had been denied a photo pass to ACL, I was only mildly bummed. Actually to be quite honest, I didn’t care at all. My friends and I skipped out on the first weekend of ACL entirely and drove out west to Marfa instead. I even purchased an instant camera before the trip (yes I took a polaroid camera to Marfa, call me a hipster all you want), and the trip was beautiful and full of border control and toothless adventures. I told myself I would only attend the second weekend of ACL if a ticket fell into my lap. Well, one did (I sorta knew it would because it’s actually normally a lot more difficult to NOT attend ACL than it is to attend it).
However, the great flood of 2013 kept me from attending more than only one day of the music festival, so I was only able to snap style photos of one day. After witnessing the YOLO t-shirts, the guys dressed up in twin 70s tuxedos, and the amount of girls who scarily looked like they might be influenced too much by Miley Cyrus, I still stand by my historically proven theory that ACL is the worst music festival for fashion. I tried to focus on the good, relying on my street style eye to find the hidden gems, but even the good has left me yawning. Basically, I think I might start ripping flower crowns off girls’ heads at music festivals and create a mulch company called “I’m Over It.”
What do y’all think about the fashion at ACL?