SXSW Twitter Diary: Surfer Blood, Wallpaper & More (Part Two)
As the end of SXSW 2013 nears, the bands involved in the Twitter Music/Billboard SXSW Twitter list of up and coming performers have now chosen music over sleep for a number of nights. The acts on the list are tweeting about their time at SXSW and giving an inside, band's-eye-view at what it’s really like. This second peek into the groups' experience, via Twitter, finds then meeting up, getting towed, losing (and finding) power, and even paying tribute to a departed friend.
Many of the bands on the list continued to take time out to catch other acts and tweet about the experience.
With thousands of musicians packed into the same handful of streets in Austin, convergence is always part of SXSW's magic. Some bands went beyond just checking out each other's sets. Delta Rae and Soft Reeds met up for brunch after being introduced via Twitter.
Parking woes were plentiful. Gold Fields’ van was towed during SXSW, creating frustration for all; their gear was in the van.
Our van has been stolen #stolen— Gold Fields (@goldfields) March 15, 2013
"Your van has been impounded."Are our instruments getting crushed in that big chompy thing?— Gold Fields (@goldfields) March 15, 2013
Also, in case you’re wondering how bands deal with power issues at SXSW, wonder no more.
Sadly, real life doesn’t stop while the music world visits SXSW. One of the bands, something that they found out during this SXSW struck a very somber note.
RIP Grover Duvall from PRS guitars.I was introduced to Grover while on tour with The Pixies and he's been incredibly twitter.com/surferblood/st…— Surfer Blood (@surferblood) March 15, 2013
Helpful and kind since. Recently we had our guitars stolen in San Francisco and he immediately got in touch and overnighted us some backups.— Surfer Blood (@surferblood) March 15, 2013
He was a positive force and we'll forever be grateful for his generosity. Rest in peace Grover— Surfer Blood (@surferblood) March 15, 2013