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Thousands of people from all over the country, even the world are packed into Zilker Park Friday night for the Austin City Limits music festival.

It's a packed house...but interestingly enough when it comes to things like parking and traffic, so far so good this year.

"Piece of cake," said one man.

"Five minutes away," said another.

Michael the pedi cab driver has been working ACL the past eight years.

The festival is great for his business.

"I've only been out a couple of hours but seems like the crowds are a little bit lower you know with having two weekends. But the busiest days are Saturdays and Sundays especially after 4:00," he said.

He says since ACL is two weekends this year traffic and parking seem to be better than ever.

"Actually parking's a little bit less. I'm surprised that these parking lots over here are not full," he said.

If you're making that long trek from your car to Zilker there's no shortage of fun pit stops along the way.

Like Dane Klusman's food truck called Short Bus Subs.

He started the business at ACL in 2009. With the additional weekend this year, he's hoping to really move some subs.

"You know ACL has been kind of taken over as far as sales by SXSW so I'm really hoping this year that it brings in enough people that there's...there's not a lack of people that can come out and I think 2 weekends is gonna get more people out," Klusman said.

As far as parking and driving goes, drivers should expect delays around the Zilker Park and Barton springs road area.

For a full list of road closures, you can go to


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