Friday, March 19

SxSW Memories Pt 2

March 19th – (SXSW, Austin)

This was one of the most fun days of SxSW. Our only show for the day was at 1pm and was at Fort Fader. It’s an off site venue that is literally a huuuugggee fort filled with tons of Southern Comfort. Seriously, barrels of it. Because we were the first band to play we actually got a sound check, which I found more and more to be a rarity SxSW. The guy who was running our show was apparently Stevie Wonder's drummer which was only slightly blowing my mind the entire time we were there. After our show we went and hit up some free swag that they had at Fort Fader. One of the great parts about being an artist and playing at SxSW is all the free stuff that everyone tries to give you. For the most part it’s pretty lame stuff that’d you never really want to use but this was some leegggiiiitttt swag. Ray Bans and Levi’s. Yeah, it was fucking tight. It was pretty smart on their part though cause then all the artists that play there will be walking advertisements for them. The next few hours just consisted of us hanging out at Fort Fader and talking with all the other artists back stage, eating Pasticcios, beef jerky and drinking waaayy to much SoCo. Shaun even talked to Taylor Hanson(!) because he was in a band called Tinted Windows that were playing some time after us (I didn’t think they were good at all but that’s just my opinion so I encourage everyone to make that decision for them selves After watching Late of the Pier for the second time in two days, and they were still amazing, a couple of us decided to head off to go wander around the rest of the festival.

I ended up seeing M. Ward, Janelle Monae (who was fucking amazing! and who at certain points I actually considered that she might not be a human but actually a robot), hung out with Perez Hilton for a bit (which was fun but reeeeeaaaaallllly weird because literally every couple of minutes people would come up to him and get their picture taken with him. I imagine it would get really old really quick but he didn’t seem to mind all that much), and Big Boi. Yup Big Boi. Probably my high-lite of the whole festival. Luke and I pushed our way up to the front so we had a clear view of him and just rapped along for about an hour. When Bombs Over Baghdad hit I literally thought I was going to puke the bass was so intense. Then i went back to the hotel and did. Just Kidding...

- David