It's that time again...Spring is currently on the rise, and I began getting a familiar traveling itch that I know so well to leave the city for a small trip. So I decided to disappear from reality for a few weeks, and come to the south to visit my family and friends + make my way down to Austin for the annual SXSW(South by SouthWest for those of you who aren't aware of it..AKA one of my favorite music festivals)for a week of music, memories, and madness! I only came for the music portion, and that was MORE then enough...actually more then amazing! It was the exact get-away I needed at the moment, and went off WITHOUT a hitch...until yesterday.
See, I decided to extend my stay an extra night to catch some last minute performances. What I wasn't expecting was an unnecessary crowd malfunction while waiting in line at our last show of the evening...the end result was my other half, *AKA my first beloved Canon Rebel XTI being STOLEN!!!! I was completely heartbroken, and it ruined what was almost a perfect festival. I tried my hardest not to let it ruin the rest of my night. I was just more concerned about all the photos that i'll never be able to replace. Luckily I had these two saved from the beginning of my trip..otherwise, every single picture during the last week of fun (minus the few photos/vids I took on my phone) were GONE...
So i'll remember it for what it was: 7 days of irregular sleep schedules, packed Reid Speed dub set in the dungeon of Barcelona bar, crip walkin' to Snoop Dogg outside the tents, sweaty dance party at Yelle dj set w/ friends, casually flirting for VIP wristbands, double Jameson & cokes all week long, getting ghetto manicures at Beauty Bar, nothing going according to plan, trudging through thousands of people on 6th st, cheap food trucks for every meal, photoshoot at 2am on a random hill overlooking the city, turning the roof of a bus into my closet, two words: A$AP MOB, secretly stalking Kevin Barnes around Rainey St, Eric- our favorite clive bartender, barely making the end of Skrillex' epic late night set, my short lived minute or two of a serious get down during the Datsik show before losing my favorite camera, random alley strolls, glitter and glam for Semi Precious Weapons, being introduced to Delta Spirit, missing every Santogold set imaginable (:/insert sadness), last minute pool parties with the natives, dog piled car rides, A club called Rhonda does Austin, caching up w/ Jane from Sea of Shoes and rambling on about Reed Krakoff's perfect collection + her latest adventures, waking up at 4pm in last nights look, trannies in leotards, thrifting on South Congress, reminiscing my teenage years at Motion City Soundtrack, modified uniform of daisy dukes & platforms, mid air guitar crowd surfing during of Montreal, major meltdown after missing Jack White, a palm tree mystery, sunrises at 7am, wild reactions from the masses due to my outfit choices, St Paddy's Day debauchery, chats with pretty tattooed punk boys, new friends from everywhere, and last but not least, reuniting with so many old friends I hadn't seen in years + my best friend in the entire world. I'm sure i'm leaving bits and pieces out, but thats the jist of it! :)
I'll never forget this moment in my life. I cherish all the memories made this week, but wish I had the pictures to go along with explaining myself. I guess my long, quirky, drawn out flashback above will have to do!