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... country, blues and rockabilly tradition continues to bounce off the walls to this day.
The Wagoneers weren't the first band we saw, just the best. On Friday night we saw "Jimmy Fallen & The Angels." Jimmy said the name with a straight face which I greatly admired. All their musical parts fitted tightly together (including the substitute bass player) but genre wise it became a bit unglued. They bounced around between retro punk, country and Dwight Yokam ...
... dismay there was a small hand written note on the shed door indicating they were closed for the next few days to prepare for SXSW. After grumbling a bit we decided that a good burger sounded like it would satisfy our meat craving (there was only one other BBQ place we wanted to go to and it was not an option at this point, more on that later). Fortunately I had also done some thorough investigating on this topic and we decided to go to Hopdoddy which was in ...
... see the Capital State Building. On our way there we stopped to take some pictures with a giant colourful guitar and got talking to a girl who was moving to Belfast the following week to go to Queens University.
Dusk was starting to set in and so we had to rush back to the Congress Bridge to see the Bats. It is estimated that 1.5million bats live under the bridge and they all come out at dusk to feed. Was a pretty cool sight and a nice ending to our time in Austin.
... I had been falling asleep, while seated on the hot bus for so long! So a gelato or even better a cold shot off espresso over a scoop of homemade hazelnut ice cream (my new favourite and almost daily ritual!) was the first on my to do list!
Unfortunately ice cream shops weren't appearing to be the local favourite when it came to the shops, instead we were confronted with 6th street (Texas's equivalent to New Orleans Bourbon St) and guitars. Yep thats right, giant ...
... work is top-notch. She even realized that the ensemble needed a bow tie, so she fashioned a big ol' tie out the same material.
When Easter came, I met up with Clarissa, grabbed the rabbit suit and headed to a conference room where Terry had all the baskets made up and waiting. Terry told me we had to deliver 50 baskets, which was way more than previous years. Our schedule was tight because guests specified a short window in which they ...