As mentioned in my previous SXSW wrap up posts, this year’s South By theme was all about rocking out with your…well ya know what I mean. So, I’ve wracked my brain to come up with a list of the most memorable (and scandalous) happenings at this year’s fest. Take a look…
My favorite moments from SXSW 2011:
The elusive Dad Racist #DadRacist
Big Freedia's Azz Everywhere bootylicious performance at The Windish Agency Showcase
Any and all Gobble Gobble performances
"Congratulations on being nice to touch" - Jamie Woon to me via text
Twin Shadow and Heems of Das Racist wasted at Shangri-La rapping for whatever camera came their way
A certain music blogger sending a 5am text saying “We don’t bite”.
Everything at the Other Music & Dig For Fire Lawn Party at the French Legation from James Blake, Tune-Yards, !!!, Cults, to the incredible venue, great weather, free ice cream and cheap booze. Click the links to check out their live sets from the party!
Turbo Fruits rocking ridiculously hard at the Panache Hangover Party
Falling asleep at weird warehouse parties in the company of Neon Indian among others. Peep his yet to be released collab album with Flaming Lips via Pitchfork
Me embarrassing myself at #MEGABLAAG by hardcore crushing on the band Keepaway
The band of troll-like creatures known as Grouplove looking for some action at The Pure Volume House
"This guy sucks" -Louie of Wiseblood, referring to Jamie Woon's performance at The Pure Volume House
The pack of Canadian sweethearts spotted all over SXSW - Teen Daze, Gobble Gobble and Purity Ring—truly lovely gentleman.
Incredible new Twitter friends
Finally getting to see one of my very favorite band’s Guards play at IGIF’s Killer Tofu Party
Russ of Twin Shadow's tear drop fake tattoos (Wish I had a pic. Still hilarious)
P. Diddy checking out the Odd Future show at the Mess With Texas Party
Grouped-In drunk texts
"Was it good? Really? It was Good?" -John Maus's response to adoring fans after finishing his incredible set at the Altered Zones showcase
Peelander-Z and their crazy “Mad Tiger” fans
The Pains of Being Mediocre (sorry)
The Austin Chronicle’s Off The Record writer giving me the low down on every band I should be listening to right now and why
Christopher Laufman of Wiseblood opening their show by introducing themselves as Friendly Fires, then later at another show telling the crowd they were Kings of Leon, and thanking “buzz band” Esben & The Witch for coming to the show
Every person I talked to that endured my joke of a voice
CAN’T WAIT FOR 2012!