Thursday, March 24, 2011
What I Did On Spring Break
top: Wino of St. Vitus
bottom: Mike Scheidt of Yob
Unlike a lot of squares who ventured forth to the juiced up wastelands of Florida to get their spring break on, I hopped on a plane to Austin, Texas for my first ever South By Southwest. I got to see a staggering 43 (!) bands during the course of 4 days with a few multiples. Judging by the amazing bands that I saw live, such as Yob (who I saw twice on the same day), St. Vitus (who I saw for the first time), Pentagram, Eyehategod, Kvelertak, The Secret, and more, it was the next best thing to being in the Netherlands for Roadburn. Got to meet some awesome people. Tried new food. I even got to try some good ol' Texas barbeque. Cheers to Will for the hospitality, as well as Andy and Van of Crustcake for being such awesome tour guides! And folks, please tip (Grim) Kim well as she sells merch on the Metalliance tour.
Pics of South By Southwest, as well as some visits to some sites in Austin, here.
No juicy details to be spilled, because what happens in Austin, stays in Austin!