After "Pumped Up Kicks," the trickling started. But by the time Foster the People’s set ended at 7:15 p.m on the Samsung Galaxy stage, there was a mass exodus. Whither the Beck fans?
Camping out before a headliner is de rigueur for Austin City Limits Music Festival, but few holdovers in between sets meant festgoers had their pick of spots in front of the stage Friday night. Prospective Beck fans had a straight shot to the guardrail at the very front of the pit. One group posted up on the rail for the "Loser" singer said they just got off their shift working the fest and simply made a beeline once Foster the People sounded their last note.
That’s a contrast with other Samsung Galaxy stage acts like Pearl Jam. Last weekend, a rush of fans headed toward the stage after the Replacements on Sunday, not away from it.