By Mystery Girl
There’s so much to say about SXSW Music Week, but I’m honestly too exhausted from running around Texas trying to catch shows to get into all of it lol. That’s pretty much SXSW in a nutshell; so many acts, so little time. If you’re looking to see insanely talented indie and underground artists on the brink of breaking through, multicultural acts from all over the globe, and of course some of the big name artists; SXSW is the place for you. My advice is to GO PREPARED. Take a long hard look at the lineup and make a list of what artists you want to see and where and when they’re playing (the SXSW app is a great way to plan out your moves. It basically puts your schedule together for you when you favorite specific artists and events).
With so many acts, venues, and a week of 24/7 action, it’s easy to get lost in the chaos. While having a plan can save you from a headache or last minute panic in figuring out where to go, it’s also important to be flexible! Many times, venue or time changes occurred shortly before shows (again, I’d recommend downloading the SXSW app to keep up). So be ready to adjust your plans on the fly. Hell, some days it might even be better to abandon your plans altogether and roam into the nearest spot to see what you stumble on. If there’s ever a place to do that, it’s SXSW. With something to do and see around every corner, you won’t be disappointed or bored no matter where you end up. Just remember; it’s a marathon, not a sprint folks. So pace yourself, but most importantly; dive in, have fun, and don’t be afraid to explore everything this event has to offer!
Check out my SXSW recap below!