South x Southwest
I leave for SXSW (South by Southwest) on Wednesday and I couldn’t possibly be more excited to spend 5 days in Austin, eating barbeque, drinking beer, and checking out the more than 1700 bands playing this year. The weather forecast is calling for sunny skies and temps in the 70s–a welcome change from the frigid monsoons that have descended on the Northeast this weekend.
Here are just a few of the bands I’m most looking forward to seeing:
Broken Social Scene
The Pains of Being Pure at Heart
She & Him
Those are not even including the free parties and bands I haven’t yet heard of. It’s going to be a whirlwind week!
Now I need to decide what to pack–I’m so used to wearing tights, boots, and scarves that the thought of bare legs and flip flops is terrifying. How does one pack for a 5-day concert festival? I’m thinking jeans, my trusty Converse All Stars, some flip flops, a few tank tops, and of course, a few dresses, hoodies, and cardigans. Any other suggestions? Has anyone ever been to SXSW and have advice to share?