Austin becomes even more of a playground for music lovers with free shows happening all over the city at all hours of the day during SouthBy. Excitement fills the air, and those of us who are already in a perpetual state of arrested development party harder than ever before, making promises of sobering up after the festival ends.
The real stories of SouthBy don’t happen at the artist showcases; rather, it is after-parties, B-list celebrity run-ins, and events that transpire after consuming free energy drinks that remain the most memorable (although, slightly blurry) experiences.
We’ve got some Southby stories of the past to give you a taste of the experience that you’ll undoubtedly equal by using RSVPster to plan your party schedule.
From an Austin Musician/Writer:
“I was Double-fisting free Monster/Tequila cocktails while a certain blogroll rapper lied to me about being Jadakiss (“Wait, I thought Jadakiss was fat…”). With aid from The Monster, I ended up making out with a girl behind the Salvation Army (what is now The Highball, but at the time, was a party held at a massive thrift store) after her boyfriend went home early — an important lesson of the week, don’t go home early. I went from making out to hopping on stage and telling the DJ that I respected his remixes, but soon was vomiting off the roof of the Thundercloud. I ended up losing a cell phone in the parking lot after calling a taxi. I rode across town in the cab with my eyes closed on the whole ride telling directions like a blind man only to have my house key not work in the door when I finally arrived home. With no other choice, I slept in my car, but still made it to the show I was playing the next day at noon.”
This could be you.