So the annual SXSW pilgrimage has begun and I’m sure your social media feeds are being taken over by pictures of random bands you don’t know, people wearing sunglasses, lots of alcohol, wristbands over wristbands, late night food. You know, the same thing we always see just more of it.
There is a part of me that gets bummed at the whole experience because there ALWAYS seems to be a reason why I need to stay in Dallas that weekend. I have sworn off over sized music fests but honestly I’d love to get out of town this year for a little south by action.
Alas I’m stuck here in Dallas, busy, but for the rest of you here in Dallas this week/weekend there’s plenty to appreciate and do. After all, the dirty hipsters are out of town so go ahead and enjoy this things they normally ruin.
Grand Budapest hotel opens tonight and since the majority of Wes Anderson’s 20-35 demographic is at SXSW I’m sure the limited theaters it plays in will be easier to get in. It always surprises me how little money Anderson’s movies make because I consider them masterpieces in film. But I suspect Budapest will be more of the same just a different name.
The weather is great… For now. It’s Texas wait a few days. But any outdoor activity might be worth getting into. Hit up klyde warren park. Get out that bike you bought a few years ago and is collecting dust. Run Katy trail. Rent a canoe at the lake. Spray paint some walls. Vitamin D will be plentiful.
St Patricks day parade again. Now I realize this isn’t for everyone but it seems like if you aren’t at SXSW then Greenville is your destination for mass alcohol consumption and bad decision making. I’ve made plenty of mistakes being day wasted. But hey green beer. Enough said.
Sports! March madness is upon us. Tournaments and brackets are being figured out. Nba is in full swing. Teams getting in playoff positions.
ufc171 is here in Dallas and this will take the majority of my time. But even if it weren’t my job I’d be excited about it. Tons of parties and celebrities will be here and while the idea of a ton of fighters getting drunk doesn’t sound like a good idea… And it prob isn’t…. It’s usually a very safe place to be. Just don’t be the asshole that gets drunk and starts Shit.
Hendricks vs lawler. Diego Sanchez vs miles jury. Carlos CONDIT vs Tyron Woolley. And more. Should end up being a Great night of scrapping!
If none of this appeals to you then try something new. Hit up top golf. Test drive a car and don’t buy it. Head to trinity groves and try some new food. Find a patio with margaritas. Do outdoor yoga at the park. Walk 5 miles with 30lbs of weights on your back.
Whatever you do, don’t stay home. With tons of people out of town it’s the perfect chance for you to get out and appreciate some things Dallas has to offer or just life has to offer. Sans SXSW braggers.