Heavy Lights performs at SXSW last week. Photo courtesy of Cassandra Mullinix. For more of her photos, visit https://www.facebook.com/bucketofrock.
Here we go, friends. It’s the final installment of Cassandra Mullinix’s travels at this year’s SXSW in Austin, Texas. She’s been posting photos of her week over on her blog (which you really need to check out), and she’ll have a photo essay in this week’s 72 Hours. You can have a look at parts one through six here. And, of course, we’d like to thank Cassandra for checking in each day through all the madness. We owe her six pounds of chocolate. Hopefully, she likes chocolate.
Rain, the great destroyer of SXSW happiness, continues its de-motivational campaign today. I’m willing to take part in its death march of show cancelations, though, because I’m starting to feel like a zombie anyway. A little extra sleep, a shower, and a leisurely breakfast is just what my o-naturally odoriferous and degraded body needs.
In a Bermuda Triangle of cleanliness, gluttony, and photo editing, the day disappears and now it’s time to go see Heavy Lights. It’s the end of the best selling show. The last official night of SXSW and the band’s last SXSW showcase will be at The Whip Inn.
The Whip Inn is full of cheerful people under the brightly colored Indian themed flags and tarps. It’s a perfect-sized courtyard space for the band to play and they look charming on the rustic wood frame stage. Their sound tonight is as captivating as their appearance and the crowd is digging the set. It’s a total victory for the band at their first SXSW experience and an inspirational note to end the day (and experience) on.