Typewriter Rodeo: Music Festivals

Each week, the Standard reaches out to Austin’s Typewriter Rodeo for a custom poem on Texas topics.

By David Fruchter September 30, 2016 8:06 am,

Today, thousands of fans from all over will pile into Austin’s Zilker Park for the first weekend of the Austin City Limits Music Festival. And while the locals love to hate the event, deep down, we’re proud to host one of the best events for music lovers. We’ll still complain about traffic, though.

Music Festivals

water bottle? check

sunscreen? check

two coolers full of food & beer?
check – but just for the parking lot,
of course
you’re not taking THAT in

various, other intoxicating consumables?
yes, probably

vaping supplies?
unfortunately likely

hemp jewelry?
why the hell not

thick, teeming masses
of sweaty, smelly humanity?
hard to avoid

brutally abbreviated sets of music
with terrible sound
happening like five miles away?

well, yes

but at least

there’s a lot of them…

have fun!


Audio prepared by Laura Rice