SXSW®: The South By Survival Guide


If you’re familiar with any of numerous music festivals, you know that surviving it is quite the feat. In comparison to other festivals out there, SXSW®, also known as the South by Southwest®, is by far the biggest and more confusing to navigate, so we’re here to guide you in making it a SxSuccess.

Tip #1: Stay Hydrated. This is Texas, where it’s winter for about a month and a half out of the year, and the rest is summer. With it being an all-day, and mostly outdoor, affair, water’s almost more important than food.

Tip #2: Avoid The Big Stuff. There are a lot of big names that will make an appearance at SXSW®, and the best thing you can do in this situation is avoid them. Big names will draw big crowds, leaving everything else empty. Keep an eye out for the lesser acts.

Tip #3: Get the SXSW® GO – Official 2013 Mobile Guide to South By Southwest app SXSW® GO – Official 2013 Mobile Guide to South By Southwest - SXSW, Inc. . This will surely come in handy in keeping you organized and on-schedule. If you do your research about the acts coming to town, this app is invaluable.

Tip #4: Keep Your Eyes on Twitter. The beauty of SXSW® is the unknown and unexpected, and in this age of social media, Twitter is where the latest news and updates will be posted.

Tip #5. Wander Around. Just wandering around and checking things out and keeping an ear to the street and basking in the chaotic madness is truly was makes SXSW® a one-of-a-kind experience.