Day 2Stop one, Rainey St. with high hopes of seeing Night Terrors of 1927 Friends: Brit, MO(+1), Ron, Helen, Pat and Sheila Music: None. :( Quotes: "If you don't have a wristband or badge, you're not getting in" - Girl working the gate at Banger's
This night started as a rogue adventure, on two feet this time. Brit and I parked at a friend's and started our trek to Rainey St. in hopes of catching Night Terrors of 1927 at Bangers. We made it about 3 blocks, when Mo (+1) drove by randomly and picked us up. She was on her way to pick up Marc and Bonnie on Rainey, and lo and behold, this was where we were headed anyway. Well, Bangers didn't happen. A girl working the gate turned around to us and said, "If you don't have a wristband or a badge, you're not getting in," we walked away. Luckily, we ran face-first into Ron and Helen. You can't be disappointed for long when you see these two, so we stopped long enough to get a photo with them and headed to E. 6th.
Stops two through four - Yellow Jacket, Air BnB, Gypsy Friends: Setf, Matt and Brit Quotes: "Is this a swinger's party?" - Stef upon our arrival at Air BnB
Then, it was Air BnB time. We didn't quite understand what it was but the door people were friendly and welcomed us with open arms. Stef wasn't wearing the best walking shoes so the astroturf was comforting, we found some sweet homemade dog masks/David Bowie masks and booked it out of there within ten minutes... mainly because we couldn't understand what was going on in this place.
We finished our evening at the Sailor Jerry's party at Gypsy, had some tacos and called it a night. Friday was a great evening. The weather was mild and we found comfort in our family. We stuck to who we know and the places we normally frequent. Can't go wrong that way. This is the theme throughout our SX #whatever experience.
D A Y 3 Stop one, The Ped Friends: Brit, Bonnie, Hannah, Marc, Jorge, Suzanne, Ross, Ryan, Tiana, Paul, Paula, Drew, Scott, Linda and Jason Music: The Jones Family Singers
Stop two, Liberty Friends: Brit, Music: Marijuana Death Squad and Zorch, Widower, Startographers and Gentlemen Rogues
D A Y 4 Final destination: Joe's Crab Shack Friends:: Brit, Cody, Jason, Audrey, Courtney Music: Nicole Atkins Sunday, we found ourselves at a place we never actually frequent, Joe's Crab Shack! It was the Balcony TV party and we were stoked to see some of Brit's New Jersey friends play. Nicole Atkins made SXSW a stop in the midst of a tour to promote her new record, Slow Phaser. Sam Bey and Dave Rosen, formerly of Parlor Mob, were along with Nicole on this tour. What a treat!
We invited some Cautiontape members to join in on the party and though it was a bit cold and ridiculously windy, we made the best of it. Nicole's new stuff is stellar and we enjoyed hearing it live.
Overall, Brit and I had a great SX #whatever. Yes, there may have been some chaos in and around town, but we stuck together and played it safe. Thanks for the adventures, SX #whatever, we are glad you're through, but we cherish the memories and the photos we got to take while you were here.
We leave you with this last quote: "BRIT IS A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER!" -Brit All images ©Skyking Photography