You see, I could give a crap about RSVPing to all the hot SXSW parties this year and standing in line for hours on end in my only pair of stylish shoes that I pull out once or twice a year because they give me knee pains and being crammed into a small area with hundreds of drunk scenesters that step on my said only pair of stylish shoes which forces me to go all Hulk-like on everyone and tell them to “BACK THE FUCK ON UP!”, but in reality I actually won’t, so I become a shell of a person, completely despondent to all that is around me.
Instead, I’m checking out the other parties. The parties that I know won’t be overcrowded, or if they are, at least I can learn a thing or two about a cool new app, business venture or meet some neat-o folks.
Check out this list of parties if you’re hoping not to get your pinky toes murdered.
Who: The Warby Parker Citzen’s Circus
When: March 12-14th starting at 1PM
Where: French Legation Museum
Why: Cause who doesn’t want to hobnob with this cool hipster eyewear company?
Featuring: Dee Dee (Dum Dum Girls), Superhumanoids, Yellow Ostrich, The Citizens Band, food, snacks, $95 Warby Parker glasses
Who: Flavorpill, WillCall and A Heart is a Spade present: Lost in Austin (SXSW Day Party)
When: March 14th 1PM-6PM
Where: Lipstick 24
Why: Because everything Flavorpill does is cool
Featuring: Pictureplane, Niki & The Dove, Zambri, Teeth and Tongue, etc.
Who: StumbleUpon SXSW User Open Mic (Unplugged)!
When: March 10th 5:00pm – 8:00pm
Where: Karma Lounge 105 E 5th St Austin, TX 78701
Why: Meeting and singing with other Stumblers
Featuring: Open mic performers
Who: Startup Weekend, Zaarly and Twilio SXSWi Party
When: March 9th 8PM- March 10th 2AM
Where: Kingdom 103 E. 5th Street, Ste B. 78701
Why: Two of the hottest apps at one party
Featuring: DJ Christian Barbuto and DJ Remmington Steele, free food and drinks
Who: Copyblogger Computer Blue Party
When: March 10th 8PM
Where: 610 Nueces St.
Why: Ability to meet the creme de la creme of bloggers
Featuring: Free drinks, 80’s music, nerds galore!
Who: The Foodspotting SXSW Street Food Fest 2012, brought to you by CHOW.com
When: March 10th 4PM-10PM
Where: 2nd and Congress
Why: Sampling of food from your favorite Austin food startups
Featuring: Chi’lantro, Peached Tortilla, Good Pops, Hey Cupcake and more!
Who: WordPress Takes SXSW
When: March 12th 6PM-9PM
Where: 2nd at Trinity
Why: Meet other WordPress lovers
Featuring: Food, drinks and WP nerds
Who: Sun Boxes
When: March 16th 3PM-11PM
Where: Uncorked 900 E. 7th St.
Why: Beautiful solar-powered sound boxes make their debut in Austin
Featuring: Sun Boxes, Bad Rabbits, Jukebox the Ghost and more
When: March 10th 5PM-8PM
Where: 307 W. 5th 78701
Why: Learn more about the Austin-based relationship building app, PearHaven
Featuring: Free drinks, food and music from DJ Kid Gorilla
Who: Glomper Recharge Hangover Party
When: March 11th 3PM-7PM
Where: Launch787 606 E. 3rd St.
Featuring: Free food, drinks, gift bags, photobooth, DJ, info about new geosocial app, Glomper
What: $5,000 scavenger hunt contest