Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Kelsey's Trip to SXSW!

About two weeks ago I road tripped down to Austin Texas for the music portion of South By South West.  I was very excited to see many of the southern states for the first time.  On our way down we passed through the beautiful mountains of North Carolina and stopped in Ashville to get some much needed rest and really good pizza. We also got to catch this beautiful sunset over the blossoming trees.

The next morning we jumped in the cars at 6 am to make our way into Texas.  After many hours of driving, we made it through Virginia, Tennessee and Arkansas and stopped in Dallas for dinner.  As a yankee I ignorantly expected Texas to be all cowboy boots and bolo ties, but Dallas is a beautiful city full of sky scrapers and amazing street art. These are a few of my favorites:

After dinner we headed to Waco for the night, and early the next morning drove the last two hours to Austin!  As soon as we got into town you could hear music from every bar, and on every street corner there were people out with their guitars.  My first stop was at the Rusty Spur to see a great band called Oona from LA.  This duo were so fun and the lead singer's voice was just adorable!

After this show we took to the streets to experience all that Austin had to offer.  I walked around with the band I was traveling with, Like Diamonds, and help them get the word out of their two showcases!

We also stumbled upon an amazing speakeasy just off of 6th Street with a beautifully delicate decor, it reminded me of all the great places in the LES!

That night we partied like rock stars and watched Like Diamonds, ShinobiNinja, and Penguin Prison tear it up at Rusty Spurs!

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