I am about to reveal a big secret. It may damage my reputation, I may lose friends. I might even be labeled "Anti Austin", but I can't keep it inside any longer.
I hate South by Southwest.
I hate the crowds( even though they are bringing in revenue for the small businesses in our community-which is awesome)
I hate all of the snotty looking kids in their skinny jeans who cross the street against the signal and give me the stink eye( as if they could read my thoughts)
Even though I myself routinely cross the street whenever I feel like it " F the Man and his "lights"-I am crossing".
Even though I too own skinny jeans.
I don't understand why people would fly here, at their own expense, to stand in a parking lot and listen to loud music. I don't understand how it doesn't annoy them that they can't talk to each other over the noise, screaming communication into someones ear over a lukewarm cup of alcohol.
Listen,try not to hate me. I am completely aware of my shortcomings as an Austinite, maybe as a human being.
If one lives in Austin, and does not enjoy live music, it can be social suicide. "Wouldn't you rather just buy the CD?" I say, and people look at me as though I am retarded.
So, as my first post to introduce myself to the etsy street team, I am laying it all out on the line, folks.
The catch is this--the etsy street team is having an event at Hill Country Weavers on South Congress tomorrow, and I think I'm actually going to go. Not just to meet them, but also to see all of the cool stuff in person that these people make WITH THEIR VERY OWN HANDS.
The point being, I don't even like people. I don't even like music.
And yet-I am planning on going, because it looks like it's going to be really fun.
This is about the most positive endorsement an old, skinny jeans wearing misanthrope can give. See you there ( can you turn the music down when I get there? Thanks!)