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
Do any/all of these require a badge to get it? Or will showing some cleavage be enough to get me entry??
Yes, I believe so!
So you are trading crowded music lines for only crowded interactive lines? I’m confused.
Hey Ian! Essentially I’m trying to focus on the parties that are worth checking out that aren’t Fader Fort/Rachel Ray etc. I’m sure some of these will be crowded, but hopefully not “camp out for hours” crowded.
You should post some for later in the week (15-17).