Austin couple Ben Baiamonte and Caroline Crawford stood out today among the colorful, limbo-contest-having post-Portugal. The Man masses. It's not just the matching denim and disarming dimples. It's not just the leather beer holster. (Yes, beer holster. Look closely.)
It must be the particular, relaxed confidence Baiamonte displays in his unusual, shirtless, shortall outfit. So, how did the couple choose their fashion motif today?
"I've worn this every year I've been to ACL," Baiamonte said.
Really? What's that, a couple of years? Three maybe?
Nope. Baiamonte has been coming to ACL Fest for a whopping 11 years in a row. It's only Crawford's third year, but her boyfriend was quick to defend her honor.
"She's from Alabama!" he said. "She hasn't lived here very long."
Crawford is certainly making up for lost time. Unlike the vast majority of 2013 ACL goers, she is at the fest this weekend after also attenting all three days last weekend. For her, seeing some of the same bands is fine. The big difference is the people.
"I couldn't help myself," Crawford said, grinning. "I had two groups of friends I wanted to hang with. And why not?"
Another of her friends — a young man not dressed in denim — appeared out of thin air then and hollered, "YOLO!"
Crawford said she is excited to see Grouplove, and Baiamonte said he came for (who else?) Kings of Leon. Keep an eye out for Baiamonte's denim outfit, this year and for years to come.