Behold – SXSW Draws Near

Feel the ground rumble. From far and wide, they approach. The herds of tech addicts charging forward with their smartphones held high. Vans fueled with spent cooking grease carrying sleep-deprived filmmakers into the city limits. The endless line of tour buses filled with worn-out roadies and blissed-out bandmates. SXSW 2012 is upon us.


It’s been a year since we last put ourselves through the gauntlet that is SXSW, but the need for preparation hasn’t changed. So we’ve created as a resource for everyone who plans to make Austin their temporary stomping ground in March. With SXSurvival Pinterest boards as your guide, you can make the most of your time in Austin by knowing just what to eat, drink, see and do around town.

We’ve been around since the very first SXSW so we’ve got experienced SXSWesterners (that’s a thing, right?) to offer expert advice on how to have the best time, and more of their smartnuggets (also a thing, okay?) will continue to roll out as we approach the festival. You can also follow along and participate in the conversation by following #SXSurvival on Twitter.

Finally, as we get closer to go-time, we’ll be featuring more blog posts by GSD&Mers who can offer more in-depth advice on how to survive and supplement SXSW. So if you want to ride the best bike trails, take a tour of the local taco trucks, or party under every last moontower, stay tuned to

So study up, pack your bag, and do your stretches. SXSW is coming, and you best be prepared.

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