Who Are You At SXSW?


Love it or hate it, SXSW completely takes over this town every year, and it brings out and brings forth all kinds. Austin’s own Software Advice took down some sketches of the different kinds at this year’s SXSW. And while a lot of us are Austin Purists, many of us wish we were the Zuck-styled Aspiring Entrepreneur, at heart we’ll really just all Dirty Hippies and Hedonistic Inverted Centaurs.

See a couple after the jump and head over to Software Advice for more info and to check out their blog!

Source: Software Advice Blog

Austin Purist

“Whatever, bro.”

Sporting baggy khakis, Rainbow sandals, and a “RELAX” t-shirt, the Austin purist blames YOU for ruining Austin. He’s been here the longest (but he’s originally from Houston). He remembers when Whole Foods was Safeway. He resents Film and Interactive. SXSW isn’t new to him, and you’re a loser for being interested. He’s better than you, but you wouldn’t know it at first glance. East of 35, he lives in a dilapidated ranch house, which he refused to sell to condo developers. The Purist will back his talk with action – or, rather, inaction. Rather than attend events, he’ll stick to his routine: propping his feet in front of the TV and covering up the smoke detector.

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Dirty Hippy

“I’m digging the vibes of this city.”

The Dirty Hippy can be spotted wandering barefoot with an ambiguously bred mutt and a djembe in tow. Easily recognizable, he sports tie-dye, hemp, and anything that says “Legalize It.” Regardless, you’ll smell him before you see him; the patchouli and body odor will hit you like a truck. The Dirty Hippy flocks to SXSW each year to hack the sack, beat the drums, and partake in the never-ending supply of free munchies. During daylight hours, the Dirty Hippy attends free art exhibits and seminars on Kombucha brewing. When the moon rises, he can be found at free-form jam seshes and Bob Marley tribute concerts. Avoid him by attending any paid event.

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