Locals have a love-hate relationship with South by Southwest.
It’s hard to hate a festival that brings celebrities, events, food, drinks and awesome music (and a ton of those things are completely free) to your backyard. Except it’s also ?extremely easy to hate it, because trying to go out to eat or drink is a nightmare, traffic somehow gets even worse than usual and don’t even think about going downtown for anything other than festing.Get the scoop with our guide to the best free parties at SXSW
One of the most entertaining SXSW trends in recent years is the rise of Twitter accounts that share information about unofficial parties, how long lines are at the fest, where you can get free drinks, where Frank Ocean may or may not be performing in an abandoned warehouse and anything else you may need to maneuver the festival. So it’s no surprise that parody accounts have emerged, mimicking the actually useful profiles.
One of these is @SXSWPartyzzzzz, which tweets about fake parties that sound like Stefon from "Saturday Night Live" came to Austin and went to an event that you could only imagine in your wildest fever dreams.
TONIGHT: LIVE DEMO of Timothée Chalamet baking non-GMO peach cobbler and discussing the emotional limits of AI. First 10 RSVPs get an artisanal bottle of Martin Shkreli’s tears!— SXSW Partyzzzzz (@SXSWPartyzzzzz) March 10, 2018
Elon Musk will unveil new technology for uh submarines, where they’re like super fast and eh uhhh invisible? RSVP by posting a blurry negroni on your Instagram story!— SXSW Partyzzzzz (@SXSWPartyzzzzz) March 7, 2018
Thom Yorke will be playing Pixies covers on a harpsichord as Helena Bonham Carter attempts to consume whole roma tomatoes in a single bite! LIMITED SPACE! RSVP by making a photo of your face the background on every product at an Apple Store!— SXSW Partyzzzzz (@SXSWPartyzzzzz) March 9, 2018