Texts From SXSW, Day One

Once again, BTRtoday let music writer and bon vivant Elena Childers loose on the SXSW festival. So instead of writing a regular column, we asked her to document a day at the festival through text messages.

Childers’ texting spree started Wednesday afternoon. She made friends, learned valuable life lessons and braved new forms of transportation. We edited out some text-borne typos but otherwise, what you’re about to read is a raw, unfiltered insider’s account at SXSW.

2:54 p.m. ALRIGHT. I’ve got my badge and my photo is horrible. But I’m ready to ruuuuuuuuuumble.

3:07 p.m. First thing first: free draaaaaanks

3:11 p.m. IT’S 79 DEGREES AND MY PALE LIL STUBS ARE SO HAPPY.

4:16 p.m. WELL, I may or may not have already nibbled a shroom. But you know what, there are some studies proving it’s good for cognitive development.

4:26 p.m. This is my friend. His name is Brandon. He likes to chug beers out of shoes. We call him McShoey.

5:35 p.m. Zach from The Mystery Lights “iHungry”

A girl in the bathroom just said to me “a girl’s gotta remember to eat”
I’m two drinks in. I’ve heard nothing truer.

5:42 p.m. I’m bout to get on a moto scooter. Might die

I’m a pro

6:28 p.m.

That’s snowball
I’m also actually seeing music here, if you were wondering
This is Crumb

This is the DJ for Tierra Whack and that’s legit his number on his shirt. We called he answered. Lol

8:29 p.m. Am I still alive?
Yes. I just ate tacos.
Instagram has been down all day FYI
I keep trying to post this selfie AND IT’S NOT WORKING

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