Story by Zoya Zia
Illustration by Jesus Acosta
Saturday morning sunlight illuminates my room. The birds are tweeting, and I am live-tweeting. #So Excited for #StAyCL. The lineup this year is jaw-dropping, life-changing, and earth-shatteringly spectacular.
I know some people are pumped about Austin City Limits Music Festival. But ACL is just some music festival in the greatest city in the world, with some of the greatest artists in the world. I assure you, StAy-CL is the next best thing.
So far, I have an awesome Saturday ahead of me:
10:00 a.m. Get dressed for ACL
10:30 a.m. Remember that I didn’t get tickets
10:35 a.m. Cover myself with a blanket and transform into a burrito of sadness
11:00 a.m. PULL MYSELF TOGETHER
11:01 a.m. Get a piece of paper, some scissors, and markers
11:05 a.m. Make a #StAyCL wristband. Decorate with stickers for optimum hipness
11:30 a.m. Realize I can listen to any artist I want, whenever I want with Spotify
11:40 a.m. Tame Impala
12:00 p.m. The Strokes
12:20 p.m. Kendrick Lamar. He’s not even at ACL. But he’s at StAy-CL.
12:40 p.m. YouTube actual concert videos Listen to live performances
1:00 p.m. Watch the live stream
1:15 p.m. This is nice… Almost like being at ACL.
1:21 p.m. Snapchat myself lip-syncing to Drake
1:31 p.m. Running
1:41 p.m. Through
1:51 p.m. StAy-CL
2:01 p.m. With My Woes
2:30 p.m. Look at my friends’ ACL Snapchats
2:50 p.m. Run through Austin with my actual woes, my sorrows, my hollow heart
2:35 p.m. Nap to fill the void
7:30 p.m. Wake up. StAy-Cl continues
7:31 p.m. Okay, but I should finish homework first
11:00 p.m. Netflix
3:36 a.m. After seven, “Just One More Episode”s, finally stop watching Netflix
3:37 a.m. Open up Spotify. Jump around from playlist to playlist
3:40 a.m. Bring out the concert essential, Nutella
4:00 a.m. Tweet: “#StAyCL was a #blast. So #exhausting.”
4:10 a.m. Sleep
And that’s only for Saturday. Sunday has even more headliners in store, including the indie-rock band, Netflix, Nutella & Naps.
Why play into all the ACL hype when StAy-CL 2015 gives you all you need? You get to experience your favorite artists, in the most glorious city of Austin, while keeping your wallet in check. MAy-CL, I sAy-CL, that stAy-CL is crAy-CL.