I remember the exact date because I was in town for the Austin City Limits Music Festival. It was my second year and I'm already planning to go back next year. It was a lot of fun, in spite of the mud.
An ocean of people...
...and then the rain started...and it was an ocean of umbrellas and raincoats...
There was no more rain the third day, but the field was one huge, muddy mess. It didn't stop our fun, as evidenced by these pics of people dancing in the mud:
Some people got a little carried away. It reminded me of the pictures I've seen of Woodstock:
Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam said he was not leaving until he was covered in dirt. He kept his promise, taking a running start and sliding head first:
I missed his mud slide because my friend insisted we leave early. He was afraid the crowd would trample me. Next year I'm not leaving even one song early. If my friends don't want to stay I'll catch a cab back to the hotel.
The pictures are mine...the videos were found on YouTube.