One month ago my friends and I took the trip of the year to Austin, Texas for the annual Austin City Limits Music Festival.
We listened to artists such as Daughter, Ben Howard, Vance Joy, Hozier and the Weeknd just to name a few. The event was held at Austin’s Zilker Park.
Because we are very poor college students, the five of us decided to snag the one-day $100 pass for the festival rather than the three-day $250 ticket. We also tried to seek the cheapest lodging as possible for the weekend. Even though we traveled with a tight wallet, we surely did not miss out on the ultimate Austin experience!
We ended up finding a community campground on a married couple’s property through Air BNB. This campground was $27 a person for the entire weekend. What a steal! There were outdoor showers, an outhouse, a community outdoor kitchen AND the campsite was located on a patch of land right off the popular South Congress Street…couldn’t ask for more, right?!
My friends and I lucked out that this festival landed on our school’s fall break. We left Friday morning. Since our day-pass was for Sunday, we had most of Friday and Saturday to explore the city. We were able to visit the state Capitol, roam 6th street, picnic on Lady Bird Lake and stuff our faces with Austin’s incredible eats.
The concert was definitely worth every penny. The atmosphere itself was worth it even if one wasn’t the most die-hard fan for the artists that day. There were about 11 stages that surrounded the park to host the 30 artists that performed. The park had a beautiful view of the city skyline and tons of props for photos. I cannot forget to mention the food trucks and electronic wristbands!!! It was so fun running around the park without a purse and not having to worry about losing my credit cards. Before the weekend, I was able to upload my information to my wristband to use it as a form of payment at the park. How convenient!
All in all, it was a great weekend with four great friends. We survived little sleep, spiders in the outhouse, hippies, 47 mosquito bites and losing one of our members at the concert. It was a weekend for the books.