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ACL Fest scene report: Marriage proposal

Staff Writer
Austin 360

By John Davis

Editor’s note: This article was originally published October 13, 2013

Maybe there were an unusual number of love songs performed at ACL in 2011. Maybe there was something in the air. Or maybe it was that old devil moon floating over Zilker Park that year. Whatever it was, something stuck sparks between Lindsay Blake of Austin and Fort Worth’s Tom Pritchett, who met at the festival. Romance bloomed and, two years later, Tom popped the question Saturday evening as the couple posed for a photo at the ACL “picture frame” set atop a hill at the park in front of friends and Lindsay’s mom. He had, he said, been planning the proposal for “about four months.” The bride-to-be exclaimed, “You little stinker!” Asked if perhaps they might one day bring their kids back to ACL, Tom said, “Oh, yeah.” Ain’t love grand?