Fest-goers share safety tips, refuse to ‘let fear paralyze’ at ACL Fest in light of Las Vegas shooting

Last Sunday’s events in Las Vegas, when a gunman opened fire at a country music festival and killed 58 people, then himself, and injured hundreds more, came as security was already being tightened at the Austin City Limits Music Festival at Zilker Park. Fest-goers were told earlier in the week to expect “a full and complete airport-style search prior to entry.Refunds were offered to fans who didn’t want to attend because of safety concerns.

End mass shootings sign

Logan Cassidy of Ohio, who works in sales at Dell Technologies, holds up a sign as part of the Walk for Vegas effort on Oct. 6, 2017, at Austin City Limits Music Festival

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But on social media Friday, the first day of ACL Fest 2017, fest-goers were sharing safety tips, promoting love over hate and paying tribute to the Las Vegas victims. One attendee even marched to Zilker Park from Austin City Hall holding a sign that said “End Mass Shootings.” There was even a marriage proposal. Several of Day One’s acts spoke up about the shooting, too. Read on to see what people had to say.

Did you see any moments of remembrance of Las Vegas? Let us know in the comments.


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