ACL Survival Tips

 With Rowdy Radio's Battle of the Bands coming up it's nice to step back and give something back to our amazing followers! Thanks to AT&T, nobody shall be left unprepared for the second weekend of ACL. With a "Tech Survival Kit", you should never miss an Uber or get caught in bad weather. Here are some methods to be prepared.

1. Keep charged

  We all know battery life does not last forever. Whether you're catching an Uber at the end of the day or waiting to snap a selfie with one of the many amazing artists, like The Weeknd, you want your phone to stay alive. So make sure you have a back-up charger! The iFrogz GoLite is a great solution -- AND is also 40% off at AT&T right now. Come on, at the price it's at that's practically free. I know every time I go to SXSW I always end up camping out next to a plug, which always happens to be next to some bar's restroom... Those were fun times. If you've had to do this, now you don't! It will give your device up to one extra charge and comes with a flashlight, in case the weather takes a turn for the worst!

The iFrogz GoLite Portable Charge: courtesy of  Erick R.

2. Stay clean

  You can't beat the Texas heat and don't even try to. While temperatures have begun to slightly drop, you’re still sure to sweat after a day at ACL. Keep your phone screen clean to prevent germs and bacteria from growing. If you're like me and don't want your phone covered in butt sweat, or any sweat in general, you may want to purchase a waterproof phone case for extra protection.

  Or if you can't afford a waterproof case, get a screen cleaner. AT&T's screen cleaner is double-sided, with one side meant for just getting the dirt off your screen while the other side is meant to wipe all the sweat away.


After: video and photo courtesy of Adrian P.

3. It Can Wait

If you’re driving to ACL, it’s not only important to have a safe, sober ride home, but to keep your eyes on the road. No matter how excited you are to share that you’re on the way to the show, all that fun can be gone in the blink of a second. Remember, IT CAN WAIT.

Don't forget to have fun while you're there and what better way to do that than with the ACL app. The Austin City Limits Music Festival app will feature the AT&T GigaPower ACL Fest Quiz. What's the big deal about this Quiz? Hello! It gives the users opportunities to win amazing prizes, like ACL Festival tickets, tickets to sold-out night shows, and ACL merchandise. As a college student, you know free stuff is the best stuff to get.

All that stuff is essential for a great time. But, what's the point if there's no way to go to ACL? Well, this is where Rowdy Radio gets to play Fairy Godmother. Rowdy Radio is going to give away a pair of ACL 3 Day Passes. So what do you have to do to win a 3 Day Pass? Here are the rules.

Pair of ACL 3 Day Passes next to a "Tech Survival Kit": photo courtesy of Erick R.
  1. 1. One entry per person.*
  2. 2. Post a 15 second video to Instagram of you singing or lip syncing to one of your favorite artist or band's songs before 5 PM CDT, Thursday, October 8, 2015. Make sure to tag @UTSARowdyRadio and @ATT and include the hashtag #SendMeToACL in your post.
  3. 3. After the contest closes at 5 PM, a winner will be randomly selected from everyone who posted according to these rules.
  4. 4. The winner will be announced by 6 PM, October 8, 2015.
  5. 5. The winner MUST be able to meet at the UTSA Main Campus in San Antonio, TX, between 6 to 9 PM where they will receive a pair of 3 Day Passes to this weekend of ACL and a tech survival kit.
  6. This contest is now closed.

Get creative in those videos, don't be scared to let your inner Beyonce out. Also, best of luck everybody. Even if you don't win, still make sure to be prepared. Especially with that cellphone battery.

*All members within the Rowdy Radio organization are disqualified from participating.


  1. Can we lip sync or do we have to actually sing??

    1. Either or will work Elizabeth! :) Good Luck!