At 7 p.m. the doors opened and fans began to slowly trickle into Infest, the former home of Antone's at West Fifth and Lavaca, for a surprise pop-up all-ages Franz Ferdinand show.
Entry is $10. Austin's Something Called Nothing will open and is scheduled to go on at 7:30 p.m. ACL Fest Wristbands are not needed (or worth anything toward entry).
The surprise show to make up for Sunday's ACL Fest cancelation was the result of much confusion this afternoon when Franz Ferdinand's Alex Kapranos posted on Twitter the band would be playing the ACL Live Moody Theater tonight. When it became clear Atoms For Peace was playing that space instead, Kapranos returned to Twitter to find another available venue before ending up at the unlikely (but sizable) space at Infest, which holds around 650 people. Kapranos later had some harsh words for ACL Live on Twitter, for which he has since apologized.
Wearing a Franz Ferdinand shirt and with a poster tube in tow, David Rocabado was looking happy just feet away from the doors as security began letting people in. He lined up at 4:10 p.m. "I got here like two minutes after it was posted it on Twitter."
Rocabado said he almost left town this morning after catching word of the cancellation. "I was bummed. I had this poster I wanted to get signed." He was initially waiting at the Moody Theater, where it first appeared the band might play, before heading down to Infest.
Josh Erickson of Kansas City was in Austin for his first ACL Fest. As the line crawlwed along, he was on the sidewalk a block away from Infest drinking wheat beer from a plastic cup -- cheersing his chances of getting in the show.
"It was a little depressing when I woke up," Erickson said. "But, I heard the pop-up show rumors and headed here after the Chiefs' game. I've been downtown ever since."
Standing at the corner of 4th and Colorado, Luis Campos of Houston was in the line but exploring other options. "Twitter just blew up this afternoon," he said "Now, I'm just out here. If anything better pops up, I'm ready.
As of 6:10 p.m. the line wrapped east down West 5th Street, south down Colorado and west around West 4th Street to outside Fado's.