Saturday, March 20, 2010

SXSW (Day 4) - Friends and Friends of Friends

Posted By on Sat, Mar 20, 2010 at 1:52 AM

my feet hurt. my legs are pooped. my heart is strong and my spirit is high. been a wild wild time at SXSW so far. i think the best way i can sum up the experience thus far is sea of humanity, bands bands bands bands bands, sunshine, breakfast tacos, bbq, mardi gras, party, friends. friends especially. over the last several years with all of our touring we've made a lot of musical friends from all over the country and a festival like this brings us all to one place at the same time. had a very similar experience when we played the CMJ Music Festival in NYC in 2008. thus far that experience has been heightened here in Austin over the last 4 days. pretty unreal to be so far from home and to have so many friends convened here. unreal. and awesome. since rolling in on Tuesday we've bumped into or played with friends World's Greatest Ghosts, Jared Mees & The Grown Children, Horsefeathers, Or The Whale, Birds & Batteries, French Miami, Man/Miracle, Tempo No Tempo, Wampire, Boy Eats Drum Machine, The Points North, Candy Claws... and bumped into and hung out with all kinds of other friends from all over. it blows my mind. and i love it.

SXSW with eric (worlds greatest ghosts) + gilbert + jesse (wgg)
  • SXSW with eric (world's greatest ghosts) + gilbert + jesse (wgg)

yesterday after our day party at Side Bar here in Austin we cruised to Houston for a SXSW Overflow Fest at the infamous Super Happy Fun Land... which also embodied the same spirit. Boise homeys out here in the area right now on tour themselves Revolt Revolt played early to get the night started... soon after it was apparent that we were going to be partying amongst ourselves and we certainly made the most of it and helped the night live up to the Super Happy Funness... World's Greatest Ghosts + Boy Eats Drum Machine + Jared Mees & The Grown Children are some of our closest musical buddies and it fired us all up and we danced and sang along to each other's set... and then to new friends Dangerous Ponies from Philly who were super super fun. it was a classic night. hadn't had that much fun since... well... the night before in Austin... but oh well. it was awesome. as was tonight. it's true. i love tour. i love music. i love friends. right now i'm really loving Austin.

Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX
  • Super Happy Fun Land - Houston, TX

two big shows tomorrow here at SXSW. playing a big day party at The Liberty with all kinds of friends... have goals of catching more sets of other friends around town... including new Austin buddies Woodgrain and hopefully Birds & Batteries... then we play our official showcase at Habana Calle 6 tomorrow night at 1am. going to be a long day. seems like going to sleep would be wise... hmmmm... ok

goodnight
gilbert


PS how about some more photos first... including the last corn dog i will eat on this tour... if not ever. sooooo big. totally over corndogs now. such a shortlived craving. check this monstrosity out

biggest corn dog ever?
  • biggest corn dog ever?

PSS how about some more photos?

Super Happy Boy Eats Drum Machine Land
  • Super Happy Boy Eats Drum Machine Land

Super Happy Fun Land SXSW Overflow Fest - Houston, TX
  • Super Happy Fun Land SXSW Overflow Fest - Houston, TX

Typewriter Museum - backyard show - SXSW - Austin, TX
  • Typewriter Museum - backyard show - SXSW - Austin, TX

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