Whether you buy a $795 badge or show up with a little spare cash on hand, SXSW has something for you — and will expect you to stand in line at some point. Katie Hayes Luke for NPR hide caption

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Suzanne Vega performs at a Tiny Desk concert in January 2014. Meredith Rizzo/Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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