Cloudy skies, rain, and mud proved to be minor annoyances to the hard core follower of Jah that braved the conditions at this years Austin Reggae Festival.
With skies that sometimes let the sun peak through, but often didn't, and were like as not to open up with torrents of rain, festival organizers scrambled to cover equipment, adjusted stage schedules, and did what it took to keep the music flowing.
Saturdays' schedule was interrupted by a deluge after a shortened set by Austin natives Roots Revealers, and the water caused technical difficulties which delayed the start of the headliner, Jamaica's Mighty Diamonds, by a half hour. Those who stuck around til the end were treated to a fantastic set by the pioneering reggae band, though to get close to the stage you had to navigate an ankle deep mud bog.
Sunday had organizers spreading hay over the mud and muck in an attempt to prevent the grass from being damaged but as our pictures show they may have their work cut out for themselves. The show did go on Sunday, albeit 3 hours late but that still didn't seem to faze the crowds.