Saturday was my last SXSW hurrah, my final day of the Texan musicfest South By Southwest before returning to my regular, everyday life. Once this long lost weekend was over, I'd be eating veggies again (no, nutrition-conscious SXSWers, potato salad doesn't really count as a vegetable); kickstarting my morning with a mug of green tea instead of a couple cans of Sparks; and, most depressingly, probably seeing a whole lot fewer bands during the course of any given day. So I knew I had to make Saturday count and go hard before going home--even if my poor feet, head, and liver were already begging for a respite from this week's rock 'n' roll revelry.
The afternoon began over at the Feedback BBQ hosted by celebrity chef Rachael Ray, a calorie-laden event that ensured I'd be forgoing leafy greens and tofu for yet another day. But I worked off those calories boogie-ing in earnest to the about-to-blow-up-bigtime Fitz & The Tantrums, a supercool Motown-style combo in the Mark Ronson/SharonRead More »from SXSW 2011, Round 3: One Last Beer/BBQ/Buzz-Band Binge