Best Party of the Year

TIE: QueerBomb; South by Southwest

We all know what South by Southwest is supposed to be: industry yadda yadda networking blah blah conference yammer yammer. Let's cut the bullcorn, shall we? Open bars, dancing, making out with people from across the world, and meeting hotshot new musicians/filmmakers/techies/journalists turns SXSW into the biggest and best party this town has ever seen. Which makes the tie-for-the-win with QueerBomb all the more interesting. The upstart counter-Pride held only one night of debauchery and politicized expression, earned a mayoral proclamation, and made as big an impression on the Austin populace as the whole of SXSW? Whoa. We know a market does not a movement make, but when does a party make a movement? Now.

South by Southwest
1400 Lavaca St., 512/467-7979


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