We BTRtoday let music writer and bon vivant Elena Childers loose on the SXSW festival. Childers’ texting spree started Wednesday afternoon and ended today. In that time, she made new friends, connected with old ones, braved new forms of transportation and learned valuable life lessons. We edited out some text-borne typos but otherwise, what you’re about to read is a raw, unfiltered insider’s account at SXSW.
4:12 p.m. My boyyyyyyys! The nude party! Love them SO much.
5:34 p.m. All my interviewees canceled on me cause they’re too hungover. LOL Tomorrow tho!
6:03 p.m. LOOK WHO I FOUND!!!
(That’s Jeanette, if you didn’t know.)
9:03 p.m. Interviewed Bambara!!
Also, got me a slice!!
Who the heck do they think they are charging $5??
Also, YES I like pineapple on my slice. So sue me.
(But dont plz)
11:40 p.m. BUSH TETRAS OMG
1:46 a.m. Forgot that this happened. LOL
They were the only band that didn’t cancel on me for an interview today.
2:46 a.m. I’M IN THE CASTLE AGAIN
4:04 a.m. I just realized why there’s s glass floor…
To see up girls’ skirts. LOL
1:13 p.m. Idk if I’m gonna survive this.
2:36 p.m. McShoey & I are struggling today.
2:54 p.m. Miya Folick first thing to soothe the soul.
4:58 p.m. So apparently water is impossible to find around here and I’m going to die.
Also: so many sk8r bois
5:17 p.m. Ok. Going straight to shotgunning beers with these babes.
5:20 p.m. I’m doing things, man.
8:53 p.m. Shotgunned two beers did an either AMAZING interview or horrible… we’ll see. LOL
Took a nap and now I’m at Cheer Up Charlie’s!
9:40 p.m. I FOUND WATER
12:59 a.m. SX is gonna kill me. FINALLY EATING FOOD.
I tried to start a mosh pit just now and everyone got mad at me. I guess Austin doesn’t go as hard as NYC…
LOL back at the castle
1:59 p.m. Welcome to the portion of the trip where I’m temporarily homeless.
Goodbye hotel room! Sorry we partied like rockstars…
3:23 p.m. Torchy’s time
5:07 p.m. Went from homeless to living in luxury.
6:13 p.m. Back at it!
Never seen so many burnt out faces. LOL
7:43 p.m. Somehow I always find myself back at Vegas.
Everyone is SO burnt out. It’s kind of hilarious.
The Mystery Lights at Burger Record’s thing! Love these babes. They’re burnt out just as much as me. LOL.