I am back from Austin, but there is still music ringing in my ears. People describe SXSW in many different ways, from wonderful and amazing to overwhelming, crowded, and chaotic. But in spite of those things, or in addition to those things, they will all agree that there’s nowhere else they want to be during this one week each year. For music lovers it’s an opportunity that can’t be missed – to see so many of our favorite artists in one place in a short span of time. This was my first time being truly immersed in the festival and experiencing it for all it’s worth and what amazed me so much was just the sheer amount of music, everywhere. From bars and venues, to street corners, to front porches and parks, every corner you turn in Austin is met with music. And yes, the crowds can be overwhelming but you’ll also find yourself befriending the person next to you every place you go. Everyone’s there to have a good time and listen to good music, and for three days that’s what we did.
Stay tuned for festival fashion, our favorite shows and interviews from SXSW 2013!
Photos by Julia.