ACL Staff Picks: Weekend 2

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Name: Danielle Lopez
Position: Life&Arts Editor
Twitter: @ldlopz
Favorite Performer: Leon Bridges
Most Underrated Performer: Daughter
Least Favorite Performer: deadmau5
Pro-Tip: Bring a coin. Chances are you’re going to have to flip it when your favorite bands perform at the same time.

Name: Cat Cardenas
Position: Life&Arts Associate Editor
Twitter: @crcardenas8
Favorite Performer: Florence + the Machine
Most Underrated Performer: Chance the Rapper
Least Favorite Performer: Drake
Pro-Tip: Unless you plan on waiting at one stage all day, sacrifice your center stage spots for ones more toward the side of the stage, you’ll have a better view. If you’re determined to be front row center, come up with a better excuse than “My friends are waiting for me up at the front!”

Name: Marisa Charpentier
Position: Life&Arts Associate Editor
Twitter: @marisacharp21
Favorite Performer: Houndmouth
Most Underrated Performer: Rhiannon Giddens
Least Favorite Performer: Of Monsters and Men
Pro-Tip: Get to the festival early and just roam around. The lines for merchandise will be short, and you’ll be able to enjoy music in a less claustrophobic environment.

Name: Chris Duncan
Position: Life&Arts Music Writer
Twitter: @chr_dunc
Favorite Performer: Twenty One Pilots
Most Underrated Performer: Vince Staples
Least Favorite Performer: Of Monsters and Men
Pro-Tip: Don’t wait in line for hours to be in the front row for your favorite artist. Go and experience some new music or a new band you may have never heard of before. That’s what music festivals are all about.

Name: Daulton Venglar
Position: Photo Editor
Twitter: @DaultonVenglar
Favorite Performer: Disclosure
Most Underrated Performer: Nero
Least Favorite Performer: Hozier
Pro-Tip: Bring a hat and sunscreen. Three days in the sun is brutal.

Name: Stephanie Tacy
Position: Associate Photo Editor
Twitter: @stephanietacy
Favorite Performer: Leon Bridges
Most Underrated Performer: Vince Staples
Least Favorite Performer: Dwight Yoakam
Pro-Tip: Make plans to the leave the festival with friends before you get there. That way, you’re not stranded or forced to pay upscaled Uber prices by yourself.