If they had a Lifetime Achievement Award for weather at music festivals ACL Fest would be giving acceptance speeches for eternity. From record heat to threats of hurricanes, from dust bowls to mud bowls, each year Austin never lets us down, and 2009 was no exception. Ironically, the work they did on the grass that made the first day so great was what made the last day so...yech! But I'm talking about the field, not the music, which was terrific. As I've been trying to do all weekend I passed on most of the headliners and opted for artists that...uh...well, aren't headliners. How's that for digging deep?