SXSW is hardly a festival. It is a free for all. SXSW is the complete opposite of a relaxing Spring Break. By the end of it, you will feel run down, wrung out, and ready to sleep for 24 straight hours. You have to make the after hours show, cause they're the best ones. You have to stay sharp and figure out creative ways to sneak and scam your way into the shows you know you're not cool enough to get into. You've got to survive on Death Metal Pizza and Best Wurst alone. You've got to survive the hunger games of the Lady Gaga Doritos® #BoldStageBloodBath. You've got to do it all on your feet, all day and night, with no sleep- then you have to be at work Monday morning.
But the upside is that you're going to have a blast, you're going to see amazing music, and with these ten handy pro-tips- you too can escape the Cool Ranch® terror dome relatively unscathed and with minimal headache.More »