ACL Notebook Dump, Pt. 2: Measuring Time Mars Volta-Style, Led Zeppelin Rumors and More
* Even so, I discovered a much smoother transportation plan Saturday and Sunday. I parked in the parking garage at the old Palmer Auditorium site (now home to Palmer Events Center and the super-swanky new performing-arts complex the Long Center) for $7 - parking downtown was at least $10 - and caught a pedicab to the park for $20 a pop. Worth every penny.
* A friend told me Friday night Jimmy Page was in town and there was going to be a surprise Led Zeppelin reunion after the Foo Fighters finished. Rumors like this are a big reason why a lot of people go to festivals in the first place, and this was a little bit more plausible than most, considering Jack White was in the house and Dave Grohl would be a perfect fill-in on drums. As it was, I kept waiting for Robert Plant to walk out during the Raconteurs, where my friend Geoff told me he heard Plant had agreed to tour with Zep next summer. Who knows?
* Nearby flags I saw while watching John Fogerty: Stars and Stripes with the stars arrayed in a piece sign; double flag of a Dallas Cowboys helmet and mug of beer; Union Jack; U.S. Navy; Texas flag and 1824 Alamo flag; Mexican flag (nearest); California state flag; peace sign. The best one of the weekend, though, was a gigantic Houston Oilers flag. Saw quite a few Astros caps in the crowd as well. - Chris Gray