The Gay Place at SXAustin Vibe

Getty is soaking in the non-California sun.

So maybe we aren't as lucky as other GP'ers Bay Area-ing it up in the foggy city. Yes, we are jealous. But, shit, Andy … we're at SXSW! We are SXSW.

Traffic at first had my road rage mantra on repeat: "Get outta my city." (Excuse me? Could you get outta me?) But the more people I ran into, out-of-towners stoked on the music palpable as they wander in liquor-induced waves of SPRING BREAK. The whole town feels like it's on vacay. Even if we're still working right through.

My boy DJ Orion, who I offer many many (MAD) thanks for a microphone he lent last night, ripped Beauty Bar to shreds last night at the Odic Force Magazine release extravaganz' while special secret guest performer Moby made all of the Mohawk realize why they used to have all his tracks on the dome-piece. It was only Tuesday, but the whole town was dancing.

And finally … sweating. Thank you for the sunny weather, Austin. Let the travelers know why they ended up live musical capital styles this March.

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for almost 40 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
Ten Key Moments in Austin's Year With the Coronavirus
The Plague Year

Beth Sullivan, Dec. 18, 2020

Top 10 Arty Ways 2020 Was the Best Year Ever
Top 10 Arty Ways 2020 Was the Best Year Ever
Barbara Purcell shares art highlights from a year that tested our sanity and humanity

Barbara Purcell, Dec. 18, 2020

More by Kate Getty
So You Think You Can Hate?
So You Think You Can Hate?
Homophobia shown over same-sex dancing couple on awful show.

May 26, 2009

Shameless 'Shame on You' Plug
Shameless 'Shame on You' Plug
It's coming soon. June 8 is the release date.

May 19, 2009

KEYWORDS FOR THIS POST

Music, DJ Orion, Moby, SXSW

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
One click gets you all the newsletters listed below

Breaking news, arts coverage, and daily events

Can't keep up with happenings around town? We can help.

Austin's queerest news and events

New recipes and food news delivered Mondays

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle