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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

SXSW 2013

Posted By on Wed, Mar 20, 2013 at 3:42 PM

I'm baaaaack!

Pickwick rocking the Radio Day Stage at SXSW.
  • Pickwick rocking the Radio Day Stage at SXSW.

Last week I spent five days in Austin, Tex., my first trip ever to the Lone Star State, enjoying the multitudes of live music that made up South By South West Music Festival. You can check out my live tweets from the week @sourceweekly #briatsxsw

Phosphorescent performing at the Hype Hotel 3/13. One of my favorite sets of SXSW.
  • "Phosphorescent performing at the Hype Hotel 3/13. One of my favorite sets of SXSW.

I saw more than thirty bands in total, stumbled in and out of just about every bar/venue in Austin, discovered 32 oz. PBRs and Lone Star beer, and ate more tacos in five days than I have in the last five years. Mmmm, tacos.

Breakfast burritos do not exist in Texas, only tacos.
  • Breakfast burritos do not exist in Texas, only tacos.

The festival was completely overwhelming and despite running around and waiting in a billion lines, I didn't get to see Prince, Justin Timberlake or Smashing Pumpkins, who finished out the weekend all playing on Saturday night. Boo. I did, however, get to see what feels like every other band on the planet. Oh! And I saw Macklemore on the street and creepily followed him for a few blocks.

Macklemore, rocking the thrift store Hawaiian shirt, fo sho.
  • Macklemore, rocking the thrift store Hawaiian shirt, fo sho.


These photos are just a preview of the madness that flooded the city with thousands of musically inclined tourists for the festival which is the largest in the world of it's kind. See more coverage in the sound section of the Source next week!

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