I just got back from SXSW!!!!! What a blast. Here is a summary of what happened. if it is too long, you can just read my TWITTER yayayaya
met my ex-chicago-bestie/current-austin-bestie lauren (& her mom) at the airport, and we got dropped off and immediately saw Beach House, what a way to start! they are good except the lead singer lady looks kind of like my mom in yearbook pictures so i don't like them.
we ate wendy's. i had a chicken sammy, fries, and vanilla frosty
went to a 8-bit show but it was WAI 2 COSPLAY so we gtfo. pj fed me vodka
went to a house party and saw a very great band called French Miami, but the keg ran out!!!! i was heart broken, but then we found an undiscovered trash can half full of ice and pbr tall boys!!!!!!!!?? that is when i decided that austin is actually heaven
got drunk, made new friens etc. fell asleep
lauren's mom made a delciious breakfast. i made "pigs in a blanket," with ginger pancakes and lil weenies
new friend maeghan's car broke and lauren's dad taught me how to jump a car. he is very kind, but he is serious and manly and looks like guile, so i fear him.
got downtown. saw Parenthetical Girls, whom i had never heard but now LOVE. i am crushing so much on the lead singer, and sort of the girl. they're the two in the middle. i talked to him later in the week on the street and omg.
saw oh no oh my, pretty ave.
saw Titus Andronicus and Ponytail at urban outfitterssss! titus i had seen twice before, and they are always great, cuz the lead singer gets so sweaty, and the drummer looks like bill murray in caddyshack i think. ponytail i had never seen before, and wohaha, check them out. the drummer is the best drummer i have ever seen in my life (no joke!) and the lead singer and the azn guy are soooo funny. ari <3'd them 2.
i forget what else i did that day. oh i think i saw Handsome Furs and Blitzen Trapper that day. it was ok!
this day was fun
i think this was the day dan & i met hro-undies-celeb @ urban outfitters. guy on the right. i resent him, because there is a very similar pic of me & a certain altbro of mine also floatin around on the internet. this guy was totally unappreciateive of being blogged about, too. h8 him.
drank rum/coke via dan and had nutty banana via einsteins and 'rocked out' w/ my favorite band the mae shis. told the bassist they were my fave band evar and we had a nice convo
went across the street and saw titus andronicus again who are always rly awesome
then The Mae Shi ended up playing there right afterwards so i saw them again. said hey to the bassist again, cuz we are bros and all
went to emo's, saw Woods and Wavves. both good!
got separated from my friends for like three hours, so i roamed around all alone and did these things:
1) ran into a Fanfarlo (?) show, which was really good
2) saw J Mascis do a guitar solo for all eternity which was cool enough
3) got my pic taken for a fashion blog (was waerin a turquoise/lavender shirt buttoned real low, jeans rolled up, fanny pack, dirt--very 2k9/10. didn't get the web address, gonna search flickr 4 the rest of my lyfe lookin 4 this pic)
4) got called a fggt by some dude on the street, saw him later on the street when i was in the car, and we waved. i think we're bros now?
5) chatted it up w/ azn healthbro-- he's nice, he repped cleveland real hard when i said i saw him play there. said we 'get down' or somethin
6) this is when i ran into parenthetical grlz guy. i really panicked so i didn't talk to him that much, but i got a few syllables in. he has a rly high voice.
mae's car broke again and we had to push it backwards thru an intersection to a free parking space so she didn't get towed. it was very "dazed & confused" or "fast times @ ridgemont high" or "2fast2furious"
saw Marnie Stern & Health. the guy who owned the place they were playing (old man w/ red apron) went and unplugged health 1/2 way thru their set, it was rly funny. the not-azn singer from health hugged him
got rly tired, bonded w/ tyler, drank sum more rum, watched ppl play tony hawk pro skater 2 or 3, went to sleep
went to a big park, saw Cursive, Vivian Girls, Thermals, Crystal Antlers, Japanther. cursive played only ugly organ songs and was rly tight. crystal antlers has a beautiful person named "sexual chocolate" in their band who is great to watch. japanther is super awesome live, try to see them
ate mellow mushroom pizza w/ friend alex
night time, i walked around the capitol bulding all alone, cuz i had all my luggage with me (switching from staying with lauren to other friend ali, you see) listening to Black Lips in the distance. very magical
met w/ ali, aurora & mk: i bought jumex (pronounced jew mex) mango juice and was gr8. aurora said it tasted liek olives
bought some beers (lone star, ya!) from a gas station. a minivan packed w/ nine or so young black gentlemen pulled in next to us, and they all got out of the car and danced to 'rap music' before leaving without getting gas or anything. wat
after getting beerz, we heard wavves in the distance, and followed it to the source. watched them from the other side of a fence, rly kewll!
ali et al went to see a different show but i stayed there to see No Age. ended up seeing alex thru the fence, so i had a nice boy with big glasses give me a boost over the fence, and i went and stood by alex and had one final goodbye to them all. i hugged lauren while she was smoking a cigarette and i think it burned her, which was approprite b/c it burned like the fire of our frienship
i also beat dan in a wrestlin match this day
relaxed, drank beerz w/ old ppl while watching a cowboy band in a yard.
watched "chopped" w ali's mom