Austin City Limits this year was fantastic. Not quite up to par with last year, but definitely better than 2006 (sans Coldplay). However, one of the most entertaining aspects of the festival is trendspotting. Last year Ray-Ban aviators set the standard for ACL chic, topped off (or bottomed off?) with short-shorts and gym socks. For guys, folded bandanas were everywhere, while girls sported thin leather bands around their foreheads.
This year, not so much.
In fact, this year was a step down from even last year's trends. Like, people were still wearing Ray-Bans and short-shorts, but they just didn't jive with the mood of 08's low-key festivities. There is one exception, however, and that is the image below. Granted, these girls (+guy) are pretty much carbon copies of themselves, but if something works don't fix it--but if that "something" is three-year-old aviators, it needs fixing.