This just in from ACL Fest:
“Austin – October 13, 2013: Due to current weather conditions with flash flood warnings, the Austin City Limits Music Festival organizers have canceled the festival today.”
Up to 12 inches of rain began to pound Austin last night mid-way through The Cure’s set at Austin City Limits music fest. If Robert Smith had anything to do with this, Texans owe him a debt of gratitude. We need the rain.
As I drove past the festival site there was a massive exodus of music fans who were battling their way through some of the heaviest downpour I’ve ever experienced. Sheets of rain fell like waterfalls. Traffic is at a standstill. Cops are doing their best to keep things moving. Somehow there were no casualties that I’m aware of.
Atoms For Peace, Tame Impala and The National, among many others, were scheduled to play today.
Thom Yorke tweet:
Austin Texas tonight. A storm to end all storms! Lightning and thunder & rain like I have never seen..
Photo: Sarah Rodenberg
Mykelle Nicole posted on Dangerous Minds Facebook page:
Right when Robert sung the lines “I want the sky to fall in, I want lighting and thunder” for ‘Want’ is when the sky opened up and it started to pour. (seriously not kidding)