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Picturing 2,500 People In Their Underpants

Full SXSW Coverage for Live Concerts and Exclusive Performances

It's only five and a half hours until I'm expected to take the stage at Stubb's BBQ in Austin and introduce NPR Music's lineup at SXSW: The Heartless Bastards (going on first), followed by The Avett Brothers and The Decemberists. I have to give a spiel in front of roughly 2,500 people, which ranks on the Terror Alert scale somewhere around "Pants-Wetting Fear," so I'm sure it's going to go just dandy.

So, what to do? Tell a joke? Rattle off the 45 seconds of information I have to impart and then beat a hasty retreat? Filibuster for 20 minutes until the crowd is whipped into a frenzy of hatred, and thus ready to rock? Tune in live at 11 p.m. ET to find out!