Fun Fun Fun Fest is one for surprises. After announcing a “special appearance” from The Black Lips merely two weeks prior to the festival, we knew something was up. As we expected, Terrence Mallick was back in Austin with his “crew,” his crew being Michael Fassbender, Rooney Mara (who wanted to be known as Miley Cyrus), and Jim Morrison via Val Kilmer (who we witnessed chopping his hair off with a knife). Though completely scripted, fans got past that, and made it as rowdy as you’d expect any Black Lips show to be. –Trang Nguyen
Times girl next to me yelled “GET OFF THE STAGE OLD MAN”: 10
Friends who walked away with blood on their face: 1
Will I have to seek medical treatment from breathing in the rising dust? Probably
The aftermath from an extremely uproarious Wiccans set at the Mohawk on Thursday night, which included a pit full of firecrackers and a general tension of uneasiness from the back of the room.
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All photos by Laura Carroll