I love SxSW. Everyone is in love with Austin. People are hopeful. Their band or movie or app is great and is going to hit it big and make them tons of money. Everyone is high or drunk or just fucked a stranger. The sun is shining, the weather is perfect and it just feels great. All the girls are beautiful and the boys are showing off. SxSW is the great Austin bait-and-switch.
I know I’m out of the ordinary in Austin. I love the South by Southwest festival. It is a lot of hard work and there are a lot of extra people, many of which feel entitled just by being here and/or paying a lot of money for a badge.
I love it though. The weather is beautiful, everyone is excited to be in Austin and excited about Austin. Everyone you run into out in the street is drunk, high, hung over, or just had sex with a stranger. It is madness and mayhem and everyone thinks they are special. The out of towners, the locals all have their sense of entitlement. They either paid for priviledge or can’t get into the bars they go to all the time. It is an amazing time to be in Austin.