ACL: Festival Goers Share Their Opinion

Festivals, Things To Do In Austin | 22 Oct 2012

ACL 2012 is the end of an era as next year for the first time in history it will be two weekends. The times are undoubtedly a changin’. Two weekends next year will most likely be the biggest change however, I asked festival goers other things they would like to see improved on next year. Here are the reoccurring suggestions, do you agree with the list? What would you add?

  • The biggest issue across the board seems to be cell service in the festival. Naturally, figuring out better service for everyone is the biggest compliant.  While on the cell phone topic, more cell phone charging stations would also be a wise addition. A great suggestion was to have tech companies sponsor tents, where festival goers could come in, cool off, charge their phones and hopefully get service!
  • More bathrooms  and sanitizing stations.
  • Move the festival to November in hopes of “more beards, less heat.”
  • Food vendors to be in more than one location.

All this being said, there is a ton of work that goes into this festival each year and I think that this year, despite a few outbursts by Mother Nature it was well put together.  The ACL app was also great, now if only we always had service to access to app.



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  • imagirl

    there are charging stations, and it’s “tents” not “tends” – I’d be into the festival moving later, but then you run into the holidays…that’s a hard one!

  • josephgarcia

    c3 has worked out the logistical aspects in operating a multiday festival, they do a good job. what needs to change is the way tickets are priced and timing of sale vs line up and daily schedule announcement.

    • Kristy

      I agree, I think that they do a great job putting on the festival it is just interesting to hear what festival goers say. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

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