My second day at SXSW came with a lot of walking around downtown Austin and many encounters with street performers.
After parking our cars, The DT’s multimedia editor, Emma, and I walked across the bridge that runs across Ladybird Lake. As we crossed the bridge, we were jealous at the sight of a small rock concert that was taking place on a boat.
Once we crossed the bridge, we made our way toward the main part of the showcase.
Like most days, 6th Street in Austin is sometimes packed with many drunken people. During SXSW, the street is still full of drunken people, but the live music makes up for it.
I believe it would be accurate to say that 6th Street is like the downtown of downtown Austin. Walking down the street, we noticed the many street performers gathering crowds.
The street performers all had a unique style of music playing. Their genres ranged from cultural to urban contemporary.
Two performers in front of a hotel that played cultural music on some drums mostly intrigued me as we continued our walk.
As we continued, I couldn’t help but take notice of the style of clothing everyone had. In my opinion, the styles ranged from hipster-like clothing to costumes and really high heels.
Along with the street performers, 6th Street hosted many small food booths. The booths attracted many people, especially with their wide selection of foods you could eat. There were tacos, Philly cheese steaks and bratwurst all up for sale.