ACL Fest 2017: Turns out, Matthew McConaughey is a Jay-Z fan

Would it be a huge Austin event if Matthew McConaughey didn’t show up somewhere?

The answer is no, obviously.

Matthew McConaughey introduces Willie Nelson before his performance at The Austin City Limits Music Festival on October 9, 2016. (Tamir Kalifa for American-Statesman)

McConaughey, the patron saint of Austin and purveyor of all things Texas, popped up at Jay-Z’s closing set at Austin City Limits Music Festival on Friday night.

According to KVUE, the Oscar-winning actor and University of Texas professor was spotted on the ACL Fest Snapchat story walking on a ramp toward the stage as fans chanted “Alright, alright, alright” (because of course they did) and threw up Hook ‘Em signs (again, duh).

Devoted Jay-Z fans were able to spot him as he walked through the crowd:

And of course somebody asked him if he was ready for the Texas Longhorns vs. Kansas State Wildcats game Saturday:

McConaughey’s no stranger to ACL Fest. He showed up at Willie Nelson’s set during last year’s festival to introduce the country music legend, and he snapped a photo backstage with the Red Headed Stranger’s beloved stuffed armadillo mascot in what since has been dubbed (by us, mainly) the most Texas photo of all time.

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