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SXSW 2013: Five random observations from Day 2
AUSTIN, Texas -- It's too early to identify trends after the first night of the South by Southwest music festival, which revved to life Tuesday. Folks are excited -- giddy, even -- about the prospect of seeing some of the more than 2,000 acts scheduled to play here from now through early Sunday, while others have already begun availing themselves of the many, many open bars that dot the sun-scorched SXSW landscape like booze-dispensing cactuses. In other words, festivalgoers can't necessarily be viewed as accurate reflections of the zeitgeist.
By Mikael Wood
March 14, 2013