BY: Troy 

South by Southwest (SXSW) 2017 officially kicks off in 6 days and this year SXSW website claims it will be the biggest yet!

I’m personally tired of people missing the whole idea of SXSW. This isn’t just another opportunity for you and your fake ass crew from college to take a Spring Break road trip to Austin, TX to only walk down 6th street and look cute. SXSW is the opportunity to go and discover new music, technology, and media that you wouldn’t be able to experience just by surfing the internet. SXSW is where I discovered Big Krit, Jhene Aiko, Miguel, A$AP Rocky, and Anderson .Paak just to name a few. My first SXSW I even saw 50 cent perform his entire Get Rich or Die Tryin’ album with an appearance by Eminem. (EPIC!) So read my tips below so you can enjoy this music festival the way you are supposed to!

#1 RSVP like there’s no tomorrow! Your whole SXSW experience is built off this! 

Unless you are willing to drop $1325 for a SXSW badge then you need to RSVP for all the free showcases that are going to be happening in Austin. LISTEN TO ME…NO RSVP…NO ENTRY. These music showcases are very strict because most of them reach maximum capacity within an hour of opening their doors. Especially if there’s a big name on the lineup! You do not want to be looking like Keisha Cole selling fish plates outside of the infamous FaderFort showcase. Where do you RSVP at? Well I can’t give you all the ins and outs because I don’t need you taking my spot lol. I would tell you that we live in a world of modern technology and social media can tell you everything you need to know.


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