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The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

"Gary Coleman for governor. Whatchoo talkin' bout, Davis?"

-- T-shirt, from a few thousand miles west and a few years earlier than Wendy

Dude at Junip: "I was smoking a cigar, I left in the seat and it burned a whole in the upholstry."

Friend of dude: "Nooooooooo??!?!"

Dude: "Ya man, sucks."

"You really fucking vagina-punched me!"

-- girlfriend to a boyfriend

REWIND: The Best Acts of ACL Festival's Second Weekend

"They're still playing that same song"

-- said of the Black Angels
The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

"ACL weekend! Fuck it! YOLO!"

-- neon-clad youngsters

"We oughta just buy, like, a fuckin' $20 bag"

"I wanted to sit on that girl so bad"

Hook 'em Horns?
Hook 'em Horns?

"We're gonna stay here and watch the [Texas-OU] game"

Spotted: Woman excitedly punching her boyfriend on the arm after a fourth-quarter Texas sack near the OU goal line, with Horns up 36-13


-- right after the game

"What time is that?"

"If Dragonflies had ears they'd instantly explode anytime they came near these speakers. The soul would blow them the fuck up"

-- dude at Charles Walker

"No, a Carnival cruise. You'd be surprised how good the food is"

"We need to go to a filling station"

"It's good for hangovers and shit"


Lady 1 leaving HAIM: "I have seen the people I wanted to see"

Lady 2 leaving HAIM: "Well, we could watch the Cure"

"You know who likes the Verve Pipe? This guy."

"No one wants to go in the middle [bag-search] lanes because of the sun"

The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

"Balls in the face"

-- referencing beach balls in the face

"Born to fish forced to work"

-- hat spotted at True Believers

"Do you have any water? Do you have any water?"

-- guy walking by our car in the pouring rain on Saturday after the festival

"It's so hooooooot, It's so hot"

-- after he realized it had been sitting in the hot car all day

"People started coming to this like it's Bonnarroo"

#aclfashion: Matching his-and-hers Superman/Batman capes

"That almost sounds like a sitar"

-- said of Greensky Bluegrass

"It's grapefruity"

-- someone drinking from a camelback

More quotes on the next page.

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco
Jeff Tweedy of Wilco

"All right. I liked that."

-- at Wilco

"This is one of their classic songs"

-- same guy on "Dawned On Me," from band's most recent album The Whole Love (2011)

"Nels, you brought the Sun down"

-- Wilco's Jeff Tweedy on guitarist Cline, after a lengthy Impossible Germany"

"This song is called Adam Levine and it's about Adam Levine"

-- Electric Six

"I'll trade you Drew Brees for RG3"

The Best Things We Overheard at ACL's Second Weekend

"Keep the banana going!!!"

-- in reference to someone trying to deflate an annoying inflatable banana that kept hitting everyone in the head

"And are you drunk?"

Kendrick Lamar
Kendrick Lamar

"OMG, I can't wait for Kendrick Lamar!"

-- every 16-year-old girl at ACL

"Bitch, don't kill my vibe"

-- homemade T-shirt

"That was the worst thing I've ever seen"

-- unhappy fan leaving Kendrick Lamar

"I already had a good burrito. We're from Canada, so we don't get those"

-- Grimes

"The third day of ACL fest has been cancelled"

-- everyone I know who was there; the worst 'overheard' of the weekend


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