I have lots to say about my first SXSW adventure, but the first thing is that I'M TIRED! 5 days of walking, standing in line, dancing, singing along, dodging traffic, cocktails, and witnessing riff-raff makes for an exhausted Rachel. However, I'm so glad I did it. It really is an awesome experience. I will definitely do it again in some form or fashion.
I did not have any up close and personal celebrity sightings unless you count Carson Daly and Brad "The Bachelor" Womack. (side note - that dude is extremely attractive in real life. As is his twin brother.) But I did see some kick-@$$ shows. (I use words like "kick-@$$" now because I have some street cred.) I should do a whole post over the shows and include pictures, but that would require much more effort than I have right now. A brief recap:
Sharon Van Etten
The Oh Sees
J Roddy Walston and the Business
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
Mumford and Sons
Mike Ferris (he was on my SXSW schedule but I missed the show.... but he performed at church this morning, I'm going to count it!)
Highlight was the Delta Spirit show. Check them out.
Now I must finish the week of chores that I've neglected. Word to your mutha.