a native Austinite, I brace for the annual descent of SXSW madness upon
my hometown with a bizarre combination of excitement and horror. When
100,000 people pour into the hippest streets of your city, stumbling
around all the bars, venues, and restaurants you've loved since high school, the
feeling it induces is a lot like bringing your favorite toy to school
for show and tell, then having to watch while all your friends play
with it at recess.