ACL 2012: Friday's 12 Best and Funniest Moments at Zilker
In the interest of being tidy and not boring you with minute details of the three-day exercise in sweaty and human endurance underway in Zilker Park this weekend, Rocks Off is giving you a break. Our team on the ground at the Austin City Limits Music Festival -- Brittanie Shey, Craig Hlavaty and Marco Torres -- will reel out the three to four coolest/oddest/best/WTF things we saw each day here at the festival. Here goes...
See also: The Fans of ACL: Part One.
1. The Erection Man at Avicii
As if the giant, freaky head at the AVICII show on the AMD stage wasn't enough -- with the Who samples and pogo-ing college kids -- the exposed erection from one muscled and tank-topped hero dancing with his female squeeze put it over the top. I was just walking away from the stage to get a water when said boner made its cameo appearance. The couple was getting loose and free with a group of friends and his gal pal was gently rubbing his business. No pictures, though. Just sweet, sickly memories. CRAIG HLAVATY
2. The Afghan Whigs
A giant crowd met the reunited Whigs on our hot and humid Friday-afternoon stroll. Front man Greg Dulli walked up to the crowd a few times, no easy feat on the large AMD stage. The band plays Antone's Saturday night, a hard ticket to come by in Austin right now. Hopefully this reunion jaunt will make it east to Houston. Their hits set on Friday was worth braving the crowds of strollers and ironic flags. CRAIG HLAVATY
3. The Tourists
We overheard an out-of-stater in the crowd marveling about the weather: "Man, it just feels SO GOOD to be HOT right now." By October, most of us Texans are ready for that first breath of fall, but this guy was wallowing in the nearly 90 degrees. We didn't catch where he was from, but it sounds like a cold and dreary place. "You know what the weather's like at home right now? Fifty degrees and foggy!" BRITTANIE SHEY