With the inaugural Grandoozy music festival brought to the Mile High City by the co-creators of Bonnaroo and Outside Lands, the expectations — and temperatures — continued to soar. Guess who beat the odds?
The Austin City Limits Music festival boasts 130 bands on 8 stages across a three-day weekend. As any seasoned festival-goer knows, the task of taking in as many of those acts as possible is no small feat.
Walking out of the Fox Theatre, there were doubtlessly few among the crowd that didn't feel as though they hadn’t been truly privy to Florence + the Machine’s capabilities beforehand, that they hadn’t experienced the magnitude of Florence’s voice, until they had been present to hear it in the flesh.
For a group like Florence + The Machine, the risks of playing in a stripped-down setting are exceptionally high, but as they display on MTV Unplugged, the rewards they serve through their masterfully reworked songs were worth the gamble.