Day 1 of Austin City Limits is here, right now I'm sitting in the press lounge waiting for some shows to start, but so far everything is looking pretty good.
Yesterday I arrived in Austin and spent the night getting to know the bus route I would be taking and familiarizing myself with downtown. I went to the Capitol building which is great. I've been through Austin before but I've never actually been to Austin. The trees here are a lot different than just 90 miles Southwest. From what I have observed the people here are a bit more friendly than in San Antonio; when you walk down the street people smile and nod at you.
This morning I headed downtown a bit early hoping to find someplace to eat some breakfast and praying that my name was actually on the list of press attending. I found a nice deli and ate then went to catch the free shuttle that would take me to Zilker Park.
As I got there the line was already getting pretty long and the wait was about 20 minutes. The shuttle ended up being a large Greyhound type bus, which took us about 5 miles over to the festival grounds. The press check-in was very well hidden and almost no one knew where it was, I was sent around in circles until finally I found it. I picked up my bracelets and then walked around the park. It's a lot more flat and barren than I expected. The heat isn't too bad, it's around 85 degrees here. There are lots of food and merchandise booths located throughout.
Stay tuned for more.