Mar 26, 2011

Back In Austin 2011 - Paper Hats, Pies And SXSW

For the last two weeks, I've been in Austin, TX to hang out with SCAD friends and enjoy South By Southwest. I binged on incredible food and beer (staff at Casino El Camino knew me on a first-name basis by the end of the week), walked until my feet went raw (averaging 8.8 miles per day for 13 days), was in a world's largest pie fight, saw the world premier of Billy's Birthday and my first Old Murder House Theatre performance of Back To The Future. It was a blast.

I was posting photos onto Flickr and Facebook throughout the break, but I'll just post some of the best here. I'll probably be throwing up more this week.

I walked through this bridge every day from Zach's house (where I was staying) to downtown.
Day 1

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To me, this pic is the fail of the year- I'd give my right arm to have had his head in focus.
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Mister Heavenly- Michael Cera, Modest Mouse, Man Man at SXSW 2011 Secret Show
Mister Heavenly- Michael Cera, Modest Mouse, Man Man at SXSW 2011 Secret Show

Met Scotty Iseri for the first time in person, and he held the 2nd Annual Paper Hat Game.
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"My name is Darth Vader."
"My name is Darth Vader"

Conan O'Brien made a surprise visit for the world-premier of Conan O'Brien Can't Stop.
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Sam Eidson and My Sucky Teen Romance director Emily Hagins (yes, she's 18 years old).
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At the Strokes free concert. SXSW Music + free, open-to-the-public concert + St. Patrick's day = the most amount of people I have ever seen in my life. Holy Christ.
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Pepper Rabbit playing at a friend's venue.
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March 14th (3.14) was Pi Day, so there was the "World's Largest Pie Fight." Only problem is it costs $1500 to be verified by Guiness, so we were basically just a big group of people throwing pies.
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Regardless, we had fun.
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Also there was a water gun fight.
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Sam
snow cone

Josh
a beautiful mind

Zach
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Tyler, Danny, Emily, Thomas
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This picture I really love because it's so reminiscent of the photo I took in Florence, Italy.
Florence, Austin.. Maybe I should photo rowers beneath bridges around the world.

Good time.