SXSW 2000 Death March

One of my many manias is overdoing it, badly, in what my friends have called a "Death March" through the South By Southwest Music Festival each spring in Austin. Yeah, seeing 40-60 bands in a weekend may seem a bit excessive. OK. It flat out _is_ excessive. But where and when else can you see so many bands, so cheaply, and get such a cross-section of what everyone will be listening to in a year or two, as well as the far, far cooler stuff that only a handfull will still remember?

Anyway, out of the almost 1000 bands who played official SXSW gigs, and a couple other gigs from hangers-on, here's a description of the thoroughly enjoyable insanity I made of this year's SXSW.

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