Those who opted for the second weekend of ACL Fest today were greeted by temperatures in the 40s in a gloomy-looking Zilker Park. It could end up being the coldest ACL Fest in history, a sharp contrast to the sweltering highs of weekend one. But spirits were still high among early arrivers.
 
ACL Fest vet Drew Permenter of Garland, TX, convinced his friends to come in for their first festival. Seeing the weather, they made a detour to snag matching fuzzy onesie pajamas before heading out. He said the PJs helped, but he recommended thermals and extra socks to anyone not out yet.
 
Shivering in the breeze, his friend Daryn Davis was impressed to see the weather not fazing some. "I've seen people in just a bra and shorts," she said.
 
Among those freezing fashionable festival-goers was Samantha Lively, wearing a turquoise top and shorts. She and her friends Clarissa Smith and Kendal Smith are festival alums in from Texas State. The trio was dressed in bright colors for warmer weather but slid under blankets as capes after a few phone portraits. "I'm going to stay under my blanket, and we're going to huddle up like penguins," Lively said.
 
Slipping a just-purchased hoodie over her hot-pink ensemble, Clarissa Smith said they weren't too concerned about the cold. "When you're in the crowd and the music is going, you don't even think about it," she said.
 
Canadian John Ewanek from Calgary, Alberta, is a longtime Austin admirer and die-hard Townes Van Zandt fan in for his first ACL Fest. He left below-freezing temps back home, so Austin's winter snap was still a welcome break. His advice to those looking to stay warm? "Just start drinking," he joked.