After a much needed sleep recharge, we awoke the next day revived and ready to hit Austin hard. Downtown was already bustling with crowds swarming the streets, a cool breeze making our trek all the worth while. We headed straight to the Fader Fort party, eager to experience what had been talked up as a must during the week of events. Our early arrival paid off huge, beating the masses (which would later make to be one of the most serious lines we had ever seen). The Fader Fort was no makeshift showcase – the fort-like layout featured interactive areas with everything from free haircuts to foosball to a serious open bar with Bushmills Arnold Palmers and unlimited tall cans of Budweiser.
We got there just in time to see the SXSW debut of UK’s Rudimental, an incredible live performance that as they described “put soul back into electronic music.” After some downtime in the couch abundant lounge area, we caught sets by Ra Ra Riot, afro-punk duo The Bots, the heavily anticipated live performance of Disclosure (that did not disappoint), and phenom rapper Future, who brought out T.I. and Usher…
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