Rooney Mara And Val Kilmer Perform At Fun Fun Fun Fest In Texas
Austin, Tex.’s Fun Fun Fun Fest may sometimes get lost in the shuffle between the Austin City Limits festival and the South by Southwest festival, which took place this past March and featured an appearance by Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, but this year the event indeed lived up to its name, featuring a bevy of great acts.
Perhaps the biggest was the reunion of Run-D.M.C., playing their first show in over a decade. Jason Mizell, a.k.a. Jam Master Jay, was killed in 2002, but his sons admirably stood in for their father. Other notable music acts were the Black Lips, who performed with Rooney Mara, 27 and Val Kilmer, 52 and Superchunk. John Lydon, 56, formerly of the Sex Pistols, fronted the band Public Image Lt.. Refused, a Swedish hardcore rock band also performed to the delight of the crowd.
The festival is also known for its appreciation of great comedy. In years past, comedians such as Donald Glover, 29, Brian Posehn, 46, and even Weird Al Yankovic, 53, have performed. This year, David Cross, 48, who is in the middle of shooting episodes for the Arrested Development renaissance on Netflix, took time out to perform. Among the highlights was Cross' take on the social networking site Badoo and their controversial ad campaign. Other notable comedians present were Hannibal Buress, 29 and Eugene Mirman, 38.