Music fans who ‘bleed orange' pack ACL Fest beer hall for Red River Rivalry
The Austin City Limits Festival often brings to mind images of huge crowds and great music echoing across Zilker Park.
For others, it also means football.
On Saturday afternoon, at the center of the packed-to-the-brim Barton Springs Beer Hall, dead center in front of two television sets, sat Elias Cavasos.
“I bleed orange so whatever happens I'll be happy because my longhorns rule,” he said -- prior to the loss to Oklahoma.
He plans his ACL experience to include the Red River Rivalry every year.
“There’s really no bands playing that I really want to watch right now. Not until 4 o'clock. Then I'll come back and see how the game's going,” Cavasos explained.
He also had his eyes on his favorite baseball team -- the Houston Astros -- all afternoon.
Game two of the ALCS was also in full swing on the big screen, and a group dressed in baseball jerseys watched the games from the edge of the crowd.
They were eager to get back to the auditory action.
“When everyone, you know, the music's going, you're having a great time, you're jumping around and everyone else is doing the same, there's nothing better than that,” said Matthew Rodriguez.