I am sure most of you have heard about SXSW. If not, where have you been? Go look at the site. Regardless, I happen to have the privilege of having my Spring Break consistently coincide with SX for the past...3 years or so and by coincide, I mean it lines up with the music week. Bully for me. I happen to also always meet up with some good friends who are way more into music than myself and always know what is going on/down in Austin. Bully for me, again.
I will admit that this year I did not get as crazy or go out as much, but I made some notes on what I saw and liked and thought I would share. In case you missed what I wrote about last year, here it is. Moving forward, now! Below are my highlights.
Look at the girl on the right just looking right at me?! Um, hello! Local Natives was playing!! Pay attention!
What cheeseballs we are. Geez.
The bands pictured above were my favorite bands I saw that I did not know about prior to seeing them.
My favorite parties were the IFC and HGTV parties.
And the other pictures are just from people watching and experiencing the scene. I realize now, that as a fashion and art blogger I should have taken pictures of... people's outfits. But I get distracted and never realize until I leave that I didn't take any pictures of that. These are a few notes I took on what I saw:
(some good and purposeful and some with high socks and ankle tights under dresses. Gross)
Navajo printed everything.
More cross body bags than I could count.
Long flowy dresses.
(And sometimes not cute ones but exposing nonetheless under sheer tops)
One thing I overheard that I thought was pretty funny: "I am just embracing the hate this year and surprisingly having a good time!" Aren't we all, man? Aren't we all.