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Austin's Other, Other Music Festival

Posted: Nov. 8th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Fun Fun Fun Festival
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A three day music festival, Austin's third this year, titled Fun Fun Fun Fest came to a close after treating attendees to a pleasant mix of hip-hop music from artists like Bob Mould and Val Kilmer. Over a dozen different bands gave an exciting performance over the course of the event.

What’s that? You didn’t realize that Austin had another music festival between last month’s Austin City Limits and March’s South By Southwest? Then you, sir or ma’am, are not Terrance Malick. (More on that later.)

This past weekend, Fun Fun Fun Fest — a three-day event with four stages of college-radio royalty, hip-hop heroes, and your cool older brother’s favorite hardcore bands — took over the sunny Texas capital for the seventh year in a row. And while this newish entry to the festival-industrial complex doesn’t yet have the hashtag ubiquity and Tupac holograms of its more established peers, it did have a reunited Run-DMC, top-shelf comedy, and enough Ryan Gosling appearances to justify its own Tumblr. Also, there was a taco canon.

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