ACL is about access. For the 3 day ticket holders you can come and go from the park but you cannot go back stage or into the media area. You are trapped with only $3 waters and stinky porta potties to use. VIP is a little better. The VIPs get free food, free beer, golf cart rides, air conditioned toilets and you can catch a glimpse of your favorite rocker up close. This year I was lucky enough to have VIP(ish) creds, but I was still hot, tired, and dusty.