SXSW

Jon and I have gone to ACL festival every year for the past 3 years. We love it! Being outside and listening to great music with friends is one of our favorite things to do.

We have never tried SXSW (South by South West) out until this year. We are not super trendy and we rarely fight the traffic and crowds to go out to be squished into a crowed club to listen to music. Its just not our thing. This year we heard about the free concerts they were doing out at Auditorium Shores. They have been doing it for several years, but for one reason or another we have never gone out. But this year we heard that one of our favorite bands, Explosions in the Sky, was going to be playing…of course we were up for seeing them, especially outside at Auditorium Shores for free. Jon’s job for the weekend got cancelled so we headed out both Friday night and tonight to enjoy some good music and some beautiful weather. Usually we are burning up in the September heat at ACL so the warm days and cool nights of March are wonderful. We were able to ride Jon’s motorcycle and park basically at the front gate, which was nice. We found a spot and laid out our blanket. At these music festivals you can lay out a blanket and no one will move it, its like an unwritten rule. So after enjoying some good food (all local vendors) and some great music and weather, Jon and I decided this is something we will be doing every year. ACL in the fall and SXSW in the spring.

Tomorrow the weather is supposed to be beautiful again and since I finally finished my research outline (which was my goal for the weekend) I am going to reward myself with some relaxing time in the sun at Barton Springs. It will be too cold to get in the water, but not to cold to lay out with a good book and start building my much needed summer tan.

-Lauren-

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