SXSBest Week Ever: Diary of Indie’s Favorite Party Girl SXSW 2012 Wrap Up: Saturday

Alright, I’ve dragged out my SXSW 2012 hangover long enough and it’s time to get back to the real world. Not without first wrapping up my week with a picture heavy post on the last day of SXSW, Saturday March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day), which ended up being my favorite day overall. In case you missed any of my previous wrap ups, I’ve included links below. Can’t wait for SXSW 2013, Hot N’ Ready Crew 4 Eva

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MWTX SXSW Day Party 2012
Acts I Saw: Fidlar, Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots
Party Favors: Free swag from Seagate (Sunglasses, t-shirts, cups, etc), Neuro Drinks
Voice %: 65-70%
Highlights: Nick Waterhouse and the Tarots blew me away

Fader Fort Presented by Converse
Acts I Saw: Blouse, DIVE, Kindness, Sepalcure (DJ Set), Blondes (DJ set), SBTRKT, Pure X, Darkside
Party Favors: Sharpies to tag up the tile and furniture in the Fader lounge, free Bushmills Lemonade and Budweiser, Roberta’s Pizza, Fader Magazines, photobooth, beats by Dre (not free), ping pong tables, Sirius Radio broadcasting live, lawn chairs, people watching
Voice %: 70%
Highlights: SBTRKT was the overall highlight, Darkside, Pure X, Blouse, Kindness being a shitshow of an act, feeling like five shows were taking place on the stage at once, the dj sets were dope, tagging up the lounge, overall set up was the best I have seen it

XLR8R ICEE HOT SXSW Official Showcase
Acts I Saw: Blondes, Total Freedom, Brenmar (dj set), Shawn Reynaldo (dj set)
Party Favors: Kind of cheap drinks, drugs that made me feel like dancing
Voice %: 70% and ready to party
Highlights: Blondes, Blondes, Blondes- they are so fucking dope live. Go see them. Total Freedom and Shawn Reynaldo (XLR8R editor) were also dope, Brenmar sucked, crowd was super clubby regulars which I was not a fan of, but the music made everything alright

Hype Machine Hype Hotel Closing Night Party
Acts I Saw: Wavves, The Knocks
Party Favors: So much free booze, Doritos tacos, bean and cheese burritos
Voice %: no idea, I’m on drugs
Highlights: Getting drunk with the drummer from The Drums, people having sex at the Taco Bell station, Jacob from Wavves being hilarious, The Knocks being fun at 3am on the last night of SXSW- it just felt right

Bandpage HQ Afterparty:
I feel asleep on one of the couches and got kicked out, and don’t remember the rest but I heard Hudson Mohawke and Lunice’s new project TNGHT played their debut set there earlier

Hot N’ Ready House 4am-6am Afterparty
Acts I Saw: DJ Sets from Itsadredogg and Epicsauce
Party Favors: Shots of vodka soaked gummy bear juice, vodka, Hot N’ Ready’s
Voice %: raspy, inaudible
Highlights: Team Hot n’ Ready bonding, dance party, me knocking over pictures, confirmation that a SXSW Saturday night afterhours party sponsored by Little Casears with 30 bands doing 30 second sets because that’s how long it takes to order and pick up a hot n’ ready…in the middle of a field is 100% happening in 2013

Hot n’ Ready slices consumed: at least 3
Taco Bell Products consumed: 2 tacos, 2 burritos ?
Party favors: Bushmills and lemonade all day, Titos, Segrams 7 and ginger ale all night, designer party drugs with no names
Highlights: Nick Waterhouse, SBTRKT, Darkside, Blondes, Hot n’ Ready House afterparty

Top Quotes:
“Awkard drinking moments part 27”
“I wonder where Nick Waterhouse buys so many styles of high waisted men’s jeans in a size 27.”
“So Pure X is like Peaking Lights…but really good live.”
“We get around, still tweeting for the underground.”
“When you save seats for people at a festival everyone hates you”
"Girls wearing heels at #SXSW You’re an idiot”
“Woke up in someone else’s pee.”
“What time is SBTRKT and where is the Faded Fort?”
“Tipsy networking = good bands playing, but you’re not sure.”
“Best new band of SXSW 2012: Taco Bell Doritos Loco Tacos”
“@Skrillex @atrak @HolyGhostNYC #MichaelMcDonald at #VIPfest #sxsw 4 am #rumors #killingit 1 in, 1 out at this point” -@Hipsterrunoff

Photos courtesy of Jenna Mason, Tanner Pikop and my Iphone

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