Photo of Drake at Austin City Limits Festival 2015, by Cambria Harkey
The second day of weekend one of Austin City Limits Music Festival on Saturday offered an eclectic selection of acts, such as Drake, twenty one pilots, A$AP Rocky, Father John Misty, Ryn Weaver, Charlotte OC and more.
While headliner Drake was certainly the big winner of Day 2 of the three-day fest, he wasn't the only one nabbing "Trophies" for his performance, as two other standouts of the day included twenty one pilots and up-and-comer Charlotte OC.
The British songstress offered only her second performance in Austin—one of very few stateside shows—and she didn't disappoint. She managed to conquer the Austin Ventures stage with flawless vocals and pristine stage presence, likely winning over many new fans in the process.
Meanwhile, over at the Samsung Galaxy stage, twenty one pilots proved themselves worthy of the main stage with a triumphant and energetic show complete with props, masks and a guest appearance from MisterWives' trumpet player Jesse Blum. The duo was in sync from start to finish and they ignited an energy unlike most others so far this year at ACL, demonstrating an authentic ability to connect with their audience and perform essentially without error.
Although it was A$AP Rocky's birthday—his fans even acknowledged the day by singing "Happy Birthday" earlier in his set—he didn't do himself many favors by showing up 15 minutes late and pausing for two lengthy rants before wrapping a shortened performance, never truly acknowledging his tardiness except for concluding his show by noting festival organizers wouldn't allow him to go over his allotted time.
Drake, however, made up for his Galaxy stage predecessor, with hit after hit. "I've got 100 of this shit," he declared, nodding to his recent achievement of having topped 100 hit singles, before launching into some of those tracks, such as "Hotline Bling" and "Started from the Bottom."
The rapper managed to perform a significant portion of fan favorites over his hour-and-a-half long set. He even had time to bring out Future, and the two MCs congratulated each other and themselves for both having two No. 1 albums this year, including their collaborative LP What a Time to Be Alive. They treated fans to a handful of cuts, including "Jumpman" and "Where Ya At."
See photo highlights from the festival below (by Dan DeSlover, unless otherwise noted).