SXSW Day 1

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So it begins. The South by South West Festival in Austin, Texas. A week long crazy event of film, interactive, and live music. Even though I’ve lived in Austin for a few years, this was my first time being in Austin during during SXSW. Trying to make a plan for all the events for the week can be overwhelming: there’s RSVPing, guest lists, wristbands, badges- with almost all events with no guaranteed entry. Music badges start at $650. Platinum badges (which include film, interactive, and music) goes up to $1,645. Of course I chose the free route. There are plenty of free shows going on all around Austin at almost every venue available.

Day 1:

The Plan: GroupLove at the Mohawk: 8pm-2am, doors at 7pm.
The backup plan: Oberhofer at Palm Door: 10pm, doors at 8pm.

The Outcome: 

There was no schedule for what times the bands were playing at The Mohawk and seeing as the only band I wanted to see was GroupLove (with the possibility of them playing at 12am) I didn’t get there before doors opened. GroupLove is not a band I would want to wait ~6 hours for (Would I want to wait 6 hours for a chance to see any band? Probably not). A couple of friends and I arrived  around 7:40pm downtown and walked up to Mohawk and saw a decently short line outside. As we approached the line it ended up being a line for people with badges. The non-badges line was across the street, down the block, and wrapped around another building. I asked one of the workers if there was any chance of getting in and was straight up told ‘no, it’s not likely.’

Off the to next venue for the backup plan. My friend told me about Oberhofer, which is not a super well known band, therefore I was thinking we would be able to walk in… However that was not the case. We approach Palm Door and see a semi short line… for badges and was informed to go to the other line which was down the street and wrapped around another block. We were told a second time for the night that it was unlikely that we would get in.

SXSW- 1. Stephanie- 0.

We ended up walking around 6th Street looking for some music. We ended up at Hotel Vegas and Gypsy Lounge and watched a few random bands perform.

Enjoy my 8 second snapchat from one of the bands performing that night at Hotel Vegas.

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