People came from all over the world came to perform and be a part of the SXSW festivities in Austin, Texas this year.
Not to put too fine a point on it, but They Might Be Giants is one of those rare bands almost everyone loves, and it's not hard to see why.
In Austin, "live music capital of the world," one will find music and a crowd no matter where he or she goes during SXSW: people line every street and bands wanting an extra show occupy sidewalks. Open bar windows let the sound spill out to make damn sure everybody knows there's another gig to be enjoyed.
Armed with pens, notepads and, most motivating, the sense I'm well in over my head even before the trip to SXSW 2013 – thousands of bands, at dozens of venues, sprawling over six days and only a few square miles – the pure sense of Austin as Elysium is crossed with the inherent need to stay abreast of it all.
The SXSCity music festival rambled to a close on Monday night with an eclectic bill taking the stage at Off Broadway.