Having grown up in Amherst Massachusetts near frat row and attended college at UW-Madison, I have kind of an aversion to large crowds of drunk people. SXSW is a pretty big deal here in Austin, though am quickly discovering that for locals (especially of those of us in the service industry) it is kind of like the universe taking a giant crap of corporate drunk people onto your town for endless debauchery and clogging of already terrible traffic.
Still... I try to be optimistic of opportunities and of the really cool stuff and great music that I know is hidden somewhere between the cracks. After working hard the past few days at my day job, am super grateful to not have to return to work until Sunday. (And I really can't complain- I know that most of my co-workers are working 1,000 times longer and harder hours than me. So please, please tip your waiters and counter people well folks! :)
COOL STUFF COMING UP:
Some old camp friends are in a band that's playing in town (the eco friendly) that I plan to check out later today. There is also a rad sounding ladies of Jazz Jam happening down the street at Flipnotics (sooo sad it's closing!! :( Am planning to do some busking on 6th Friday or Saturday before the showcase I just landed. Huh, I guess things are starting to look up after all :)
PS> the Kickstarter is still going strong, with a little less than 3 weeks to go! Feel free to check out and share. :)
Until next time... XOXOX Katie