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SXSW 2011: Austin BFFs Party!

Oh man, you guys, I am SO TIRED. I know this goes without saying, but I'm gonna say it anyways because it's kind of all my brain can register right now. Regardless of the various obstacles thrown in my path (impacted wisdom tooth! OUCH), however, it has been a fun trip so far and I still have two more days to go until I surrender - PARTY HARD!

Yesterday we kicked off the Music portion of the marathon with a party I presented/co-curated alongside some of my bffs from Flavorpill, The Musebox and Bellhouse NY, presented by HP: Everybody On. It was an overcast but still warm day at Lipstick 24 and everyone had a great time rocking out, drinking some Sailor Jerry's cocktails (I swear every time I taste one of those all I can think about it last summer at the Pool Parties.. it will probably be like that forever. Some highlights for me on the band discovery front included FINALLY seeing Kids of 88 who were more rawkus fun than I even anticipated they would be, Operator Please who are kind of a teenage version of the Gossip, and Esben and the Witch who literally made the ENTIRE venue vibrate with their beautiful gloom.

Anyways, thank you to everyone who came out last night - but the fun doesn't stop here. Today I'll be live-tweeting from the Spin loft, hanging out with up and coming artists, playing Angry Birds on some sweet new HP computers and hopefully relaxing a little bit before tonight kicks into high gear. Now it's breakfast taco time!

Check out some more photos from the party from my friends at HP on their flickr page.

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