Tuesday, April 7, 2009

South By Southwest 2009

This year's South by Southwest was bigger and better than last year. Compared to 2008, we were definitely able to keep things under better control, which means we saw more bands and drank more beer than ever! And there were more friends in town, so we hopped around from party to party giving out hugs and pulling out our free party master list at every turn. Even though we were in Austin for only three days (compared to last year's four)we really packed a lot of stuff in, we even saw a film at the film festival! It was awesome to walk down 6th Street and turn around to the sound of a marching band on your tail, barely pulling each other out of the way in time for them to pass by. We discovered a place called Shangri La where the cheap tacos were plentiful and the margaritas cheap. And then there were the bands! Daniel Johnston, Hold Steady, Lucero, No Age, Parenthetical Girls, Weird Weeds, Mirah, Richard Swift, Loch Lomond, Polka Dot Dot Dot, Vivian Girls, The Bird and the Bee and Camera Obscura just to name the highlights. To see more of our adventure, check out the boy's photos here. It was, honestly, so much fun. I came home with tan lines on my feet, good music in my ears and a mildly upset tummy from all the salty foods. No regrets obviously, but next year I may lay off the 10 beers followed by too much BBQ, you know?

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