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Fun Fun Fun Fest Founder Graham Williams has assembled a mouth-watering lineup boasting both touring acts and local bands for the after-shows aka FFF Nites. From Superchunk to Liturgy, and from Toy Selectah to King Tuff, festival goers will be able to enjoy sets spanning the wide variety of genres they have to come to expect at the festival. Upon leaving Auditorim Shores, fans can resume their Fun Fun Fun Fest experience at venues including The Mohawk, Red 7, Club de Ville, Holy Mountain, The ND, Elysium, The Parish, Beerland, and more.
“We want fans to get the most bang for their buck,” says Williams. “With FFF Nites, ticket holders can continue enjoying quality bands late into the night, all for free with their Fun Fun Fun Fest wristband.”
AUSTIN, TX - In a bold move, propped up with the promise of Lonestar Beer, queso and whiskey, Council Member Martinez has united the clans of the Austin Facial Hair Club (AFHC) and will answer the Mayor’s Fun Fun Fun Fest Aqua Olympics tug-o-war challenge. The Aqua Olympics will take place August 19 at Fiesta Gardens, with registration and opening ceremonies beginning at 4 p.m. and the games taking place from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. “Much like ebony and ivory, my bald head and lack of facial hair will unite forces with the follicly-gifted in sweet tug-o-war harmony,” said Council Member Martinez. “I am assured that on their expedition to Trondheim, Norway, last year, the mead flowed and they were handed down untold secrets from the ghost of Viking King Olaf Tryggvason. We fear no one on roller skates!” The Second Annual Fun Fun Fun Fest Aqua Olympics will not only feature a tug-o-war for the ages, attendees will also find food, music, paddle board jousting, synchronized swimming and, best of all, a taco cannon. “We have always admired Council Member Martinez’s inner beard from afar. He fights for many of the same things we do -- independence, freedom, and the right to dance in public. It is for these reasons, and more, that we proudly join the Martinez team in the spirit of unity. Together, we should handily destroy the Mayor’s roller derby lady squad, returning honor to the North,” said Bryan Nelson, Grand Chancellor, AFHC. Founded in 2007 with the goal of representing Austin, Texas, and the country in the 2009 World Beard and Moustache Competition, AFHC is dedicated to promoting positive facial hair awareness and having a good time. They are committed to raising awareness and funds to send hairy Texans across the land in search of fame and glory for Texas. The AFHC is open to all men and women; hirsute, in pursuit, or just generally enthused by facial hair. Since their founding, the AFHC has fielded teams for the 2010 BTUSA National Competition and the 2011 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Trondheim, Norway.
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August 16, 2012
Mayor’s Team to be made up of Rollergirls
AUSTIN, TX – Mayor Lee Leffingwell is participating in Fun Fun Fun Fest’s 2nd Annual Aqua Olympics this weekend by leading a tug-o-war team in an epic South Austin v. North Austin battle across Lady Bird Lake. The Mayor, who grew up in the Bouldin neighborhood, will captain the South Austin Team, while Council Member Mike Martinez will lead the North Austin Team. The event is this Sunday, Aug. 19, at Fiesta Gardens, with opening ceremonies starting at 4pm and the tug-o-war starting just after 6pm.
When Mayor Leffingwell heard about this event, he decided to invite the Texas Rollergirls to be on his team. They accepted the challenge and all four teams in the league will be represented: Hell Marys, Hotrod Honeys, Honky Tonk Heartbreakers, and Hustlers.
“The Rollergirls and I fear nobody and look forward to winning this tug-o-war contest by dragging Team Martinez into the drink,” said Mayor MayNot (Leffingwell’s given Derby name). “South Austin will rise again.”
Though the Fun Fun Fun Music Festival doesn’t happen until November, organizers started the Aqua Olympics last year in a nod to Aqua Fest, an Austin tradition that lasted for decades from 1962-1998. The Aqua Olympics, like Aqua Fest, will feature various water challenges and activities, food and drinks, prizes and of course, live music. The tug-o-war across the lake was a legendary event during the years of Aqua Fest and will be brought back this year.
Formed in 2003 as the only sports league of its kind, Texas Rollergirls started today's Flat Track Derby movement. There are now more than 400 Flat Track Derby leagues worldwide, with more forming every week. In its current incarnation, Roller Derby is an athletic competition complete with well-defined rules, divisions, tournaments, and a governing body: the Women's Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA).
For more information on Fun Fun Fun Fest and the 2012 Aqua Olympics, please visit: http://funfunfunfest.com/2012_water_olympics.