We were at SXSW for the first time this week. Yes, it was as big, and over-the-top, and crowded, but we loved every minute of it. And though it seemed the entire digital world had descended on Austin, we found plenty of moments that reminded us that the festival hasn’t lost its Southern charm.
Case in point: 10 moments snapped along the way via Instagram. Till next year …
A festival where one can wear cowboy boots every day is our kind of event.
Yes, @kammiekasten and I were lured into a Whataburger (Texas company!) bus with the call of “free breakfast tacos!”
The Paramount Theater, where we caught the premiere of the Seth Rogen/Zac Efron film “Neighbors.”
Birmingham band St. Paul and the Broken Bones are on a roll at SXSW. (Check out their “Biscuits and Jam” performance, filmed in The Magic City.)
Our friend Jeremy, a Texas native and Mizzou grad. He works for Universal (“Neighbors”).
The Four Seasons Austin (@fourseasons) is one of the best places to take a break from the crowds.
Pensacola-born Chef James Briscione of the Institute of Culinary Education (and formerly Highlands and Bottega in Birmingham) at the IBM Food Truck. Read about his work with the supercomputer Watson here.
Can’t go to Austin without BBQ & margaritas. This was at Esther’s Follies, where we caught a set during SXSW Comedy.
Every visitor to Austin must take a photo in front of this mural in the East 6th neighborhood.
Loved meeting the ever stylish @camillestyles. This Texas native and blogger is one to watch!