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.
What you’re about to read is a raw, unfiltered insider’s account at SXSW. We edited out some text-borne typos but left in some text message-native idiosyncratic grammar. Enjoy.
11:46 a.m. We’re getting a slow start today. Yeet!
12:39 p.m. Oooooookay. Now that we’ve taken three hours to get ready we’re going to a house showwwww.
Was already asked to bartend again. Lol
I legit have a blister from scooting to much. BUT I HAVE A NEED FOR SPEED.
2:24 p.m. Getting the goods, babyyyyyyy!
2:57 p.m. Back on my bullshit
3:00 p.m. Dances from NYC!
3:28 p.m. Please tell me how to light this shit.
3:33 p.m. Actually, I thiiiiiiink I got it.
Just needed beer 2
I DID MY JOB.
I just interviewed Gong Gong Gong!
That’s Tamim. Not Gong Gong Gong. She runs fetish records.
5:01 p.m. I’m sleeping with these guys.
Wait. That sounds bad. I mean we’re all sharing a hotel room…
5:55 p.m. LOOK! IT’S GNARCISSISTS!
7:30 p.m. I’ve been grilling all day. What the heck is this shit…
Why are people trusting me with their food??
9:48 p.m. Hi. I just shotgunned a beer.
This is a selfie.
11:48 a.m. Ok. So here’s the truth of last night… I’m embarrassed tho……….
We came home ‘round 3am and watched Jurassic World.
I’m sorry. I’m so ashamed. I’ll make up for it tonight tho! Since I’ve got a full night’s rest in me!
1:41 p.m. Just walking round and heard the sounds of NYC! Lol Public Practice
“South by south wut” -Lindsey Gardner
She throws a show with Har Mar Superstar here every year.