Music Seen: Experience What Five Days In Austin Felt Like During The 2012 SXSW Music Festival

by (@unclegrambo)

SXSW 2012 Music Seen

The 2012 SXSW Music Festival is in the books, y’all. Your friendly neighborhood VH1 Tuner team was down in Austin for five days, but it felt more like a month (in a good way!). By that, we mean that Austin is a very inviting place, the kind of city that is big enough that you don’t get bored by it, but small enough that you get familiar with the layout quickly. In short, by the time we left the city on Sunday afternoon, it sort of felt like home.

If you’ve never been down to Austin —this was actually the first time down there for both myself and our ace photographer, Jen Marigliano— we wanted to give you a vibe of what the city is like during the festival. So, in this special SXSW edition of our long-running Music Seen feature, you’ll get a sense of what we experienced during our short trip to the Lone Star state. You’ll see some of the artists that we spent time with (like B.o.B, T.I., Neon Hitch, Train, Kimbra and more!), the crowds of people who fly in from all over the world to see live music at intimate venues, and how music truly takes over this awesome college town for six days each and every March. Enjoy!

Welcome to SXSW 2012!
Crowd for Fiona Apple, Stubb's BBQ
Flyers Everywhere
Neon Hitch, La Rosa Zona

Neon Hitch, La Rosa Zona
B.o.B and TI
Fans waiting
War on Drugs, The Moody Theatre
Gary Clark Jr visits with Vh1
Putting up poster off of 6th Street
Band performs on 6th Street at SXSW 2012
Many, many wristbands
Street Performer. SXSW 2012
Street Performer's earnings. SXSW 2012
Dj Spooky, Vh1 Rock Docs Party
Tristen, Central Presbyterian Church
Fans waiting for band to play
SXSW Music 2012
Kimbra hangs out with Vh1
Street Performers on 6th Street at SXSW 2012
Tristen, at Central Presbyterian Church
Fans attending The Magnetic Fields show at The Moody Theatre
On Stage before Perez Hilton SXSW party 2012
Perez Hilton, right before his 2012 One Night In Austin SXSW party
6th Street, Friday night SXSW 2012
People being interviewed, 6th Street
Girl with headpiece at dance party, 6th Street
Street Performer, 6th Street
Train visits with VH1
Ed Sheeran at Vh1 Rock Docs Party
Band performs at SXSW 2012

RELATED: Music Seen: Neon Hitch Lights Up Austin With Her Vibrant Style At SXSW [VH1 Tuner]

[Photos: Jen Marigliano/VH1]

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