By Bill Oakey
October 2, 2013
If you have friends or relatives who have not been to Austin lately, now would be a great time to invite them. The Austin City Limits Festival runs for two weekends, beginning this Friday.
You should recommend a ten-day stay to your visitors. The best downtown hotels are only charging $320.00 per night. So, you could soak up some sun at the festival, which has very little shade, and relax in the hotel at night. The room rate for the 10 night stay is only $3,200.00.
It is not too late to get a VIP pass for next weekend’s music fest. This weekend is already sold out. A VIP pass is only $1,050.00, so why not bring the entire family? If you would rather enjoy platinum VIP passes, the kind folks at the festival will gladly accommodate you at 888-519-0382. You will be pleased to know that I have already called to check on the pricing. Platinum VIP passes are only $3,600.00 apiece.
To assist your friends and save them some time, I can advise you on the perks that come with each type of festival pass. With the regular VIP pass, you get VIP parking, as long as you purchase a minimum of four passes, which comes to only $4,200.00. The other perks include gourmet happy hours and air conditioned restrooms.
If you prefer the platinum VIP pass, you will enjoy flushable air conditioned restrooms, access to a VIP Lounge in a tent, plus on-site concierge service and highbrow seating. A free shuttle from downtown is included, but parking is not mentioned in the offer. These passes would be ideal for a family of four, since the total price would be only $14,400.00.
For your convenience, I have itemized the hotel and festival options below. Keep in mind that single day festival tickets are not offered this year. And since we’re talking about Austin, I assume that you would not be interested in any category below VIP status:
1. 10-Day Downtown Hotel Stay Plus 3 Day VIP Festival Pass
Single Person – Only $4,250.00
Couple – Only $5,300.00
Family of 4 With 2 Hotel Rooms – Only $10,600.00
2. 10-Day Downtown Hotel Stay Plus 3 Day Platinum VIP Festival Pass
Single Person – Only $6,800.00
Couple – Only $10,400.00
Family of 4 With 2 Hotel Rooms – Only $20,800.00
My sincere apologies for not getting this posting done soon enough for you to invite your friends to attend the festival for both weekends. But you can ask them to mark their calendars for next year. They can plan to bring a family of four to ACL Fest 2014, stay for 10 days and enjoy Platinum VIP passes for both weekends for only $32,000.00. (Please be advised that this amount is based on 2013 rates and is subject to change).