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SXSW 2013: Day One In Photos

  • On the opening day of the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, a member of Beach Fossils jumps into the crowd at The Mohawk.
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    On the opening day of the SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, a member of Beach Fossils jumps into the crowd at The Mohawk.
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  • Ever the teenager, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore leads his new band, Chelsea Light Moving, at The Mohawk.
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    Ever the teenager, Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore leads his new band, Chelsea Light Moving, at The Mohawk.
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  • Best Coast was absolutely sparkling at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage.
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    Best Coast was absolutely sparkling at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage.
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  • We don't really know what's going on here either. It's cool.
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    We don't really know what's going on here either. It's cool.
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  • Funky and spaced-out, the Spanish band Delorean brought the club outdoors at The Mohawk.
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    Funky and spaced-out, the Spanish band Delorean brought the club outdoors at The Mohawk.
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  • Somewhere between the romantic electro-pop of Depeche Mode and the quirky funk of Talking Heads, Big Black Delta plays The Mohawk.
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    Somewhere between the romantic electro-pop of Depeche Mode and the quirky funk of Talking Heads, Big Black Delta plays The Mohawk.
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  • Don't let the sure sweetness of Lemuria's guitar-pop fool you: Sheena Ozzella is a rocker. The band played Tuesday at The Mohawk.
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    Don't let the sure sweetness of Lemuria's guitar-pop fool you: Sheena Ozzella is a rocker. The band played Tuesday at The Mohawk.
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  • Oh, don't worry, SXSW attendees, the lines get longer. It's only the first day.
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    Oh, don't worry, SXSW attendees, the lines get longer. It's only the first day.
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  • Danish pop singer Fallulah performs at The Mohawk.
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    Danish pop singer Fallulah performs at The Mohawk.
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  • Somewhere out there, this SXSW attendee is still crowd-surfing. He was last sighted about 30 miles south of Austin at Black's BBQ in Lockhart, Texas.
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    Somewhere out there, this SXSW attendee is still crowd-surfing. He was last sighted about 30 miles south of Austin at Black's BBQ in Lockhart, Texas.
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  • "I'm in your nightmares now, waka waka."
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    "I'm in your nightmares now, waka waka."
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  • Dance from your hair: Brieanna Stromberg of Party Rockers plays The Bat Bar.
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    Dance from your hair: Brieanna Stromberg of Party Rockers plays The Bat Bar.
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  • Supreme Cuts played glistening synths and haunting beats at The Mohawk.
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    Supreme Cuts played glistening synths and haunting beats at The Mohawk.
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  • There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the ultimate breakfast burrito.
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    There will be a substantial reward for the one who finds the ultimate breakfast burrito.
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  • Don't get into buses with strangers.
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    Don't get into buses with strangers.
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  • A veritable march madness on the streets of Austin.
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    A veritable march madness on the streets of Austin.
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What do Best Coast, Boba Fett, Beach Fossils and street yogis have in common? They were among the many artists and fans who came for the first day of South by Southwest. See a gallery of photos by Adam Kissick here and follow us on Flickr for much, much more.

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