For an Austinite, SXSW is the most wonderful time of the year. Forget Christmas; it’s in March when we feed the inner-child in us like a kid in a candy store. Like the majority of the population, not all of us can afford the thousand dollar platinum badge, and that’s when we thank the stars for all the unofficial parties. Fill in your information for an RSVP and cue 10 solid days full of free music, free food, and free booze.
Whether you’re a rookie or a vet, avoid the crowds at Auditorium Shores (and Gaga’s little monsters at the Doritos Stage) and check out these favored parties of the locals.
Maybe you’re already in a secret group online or completely unaware that RSVP’s existed, but either way read this list and you’re guaranteed to have a good time this year.
And if none of these tickle your fancy, here’s a few spread sheets for free parties, free drinks, and free food.