Interactive was the Tech/Geek section with lots of free drinks and app sponsored events and not as many skinny jeans.
Molly Crabapple is a classic crotchety-old-genius-man-artist in a hot body surrounded by burlesque babes. Basically, Molly is everything.
Yes, geeks do things like make extra-large jenga.
When nerds take on tagging.
HOLY SHIT SO MUCH GAY MUSIC. Unlike Art Basel, where my search for gay fizzled, SXSW was too queer to handle. There’s more photos of Tegan & Sara because someone else from Autostraddle *cough* Taylor Hatmaker* got press access. Not that I’m jealous.
Music is like, what SXSW is famous for right? So here’s a roundup of queer music I got to see, so you can feel like you were right there sweating it out with me. Except you’d probably remember your earplugs.
Tegan & Sara: The new album is feelings-pop, but they had no stage presence.
Seriously, they used the word “great” three times in two sentences.
Venus X: NYC based female DJ (there’s not enough of them) who spins everything from underground rap to Turkish techno.
Abdu Ali: Banjee trap, Baltimore sounds, experimental ballroom gay-boy beats, sweetheart.
Mal Blum: Folk-y, Swoon-y, hella gay with a guitar.
Cultfever: I didn’t even listen because I was drunk and she was pretty but I was dancing, so.
Brooke Candy: Watch this and make your own decision. NSFW, obvi.
Zebra Katz & Njena Reddd Foxxx: Fun fact- I used to go-go dance with Zebra Katz but now he’s a big deal and I really like his beats. Watch this, and you will too.
God Des & She: taught an entire rap showcase worth of hard looking men how to eat pussy.
Little Ruckus: “Oh my god, when I look in your eyes, I know there’s nothing more beautiful than our weird lives” Direct quote.
Queer Music Part II
Sissy Bounce, a call and response genre of New Orleans dance music with a gay emcee, gets it’s own section because due to my pervy nature & an open bar, I OD-ed on photos. I am utterly mesmerized by asses bouncing. Performers included Katy Red, Nicky Da B’s dancers, and DJ Rusty Lazer (who also closed out GayBiGayGay by inspiring the entire stage to jump on stage, bend over, and shake it.)
next: more music and the best day ever, aka gaybigaygay