SXSW Day 4
It’s the last day for everyone to be together with a final farewell to SXSW from The Hague, kind of bitter sweet to be honest. We had our mini-festival outside in a big tent next to the convention center. All the bands that came with Crossing Border played a 20 minute set in front of a lot of people from the music industry. The Crossing Border crew spent the whole week inviting people to this final showcase, and they really came!
The weather dropped to a very Dutch 4 degrees Celsius. It felt like home to us, but you could definitely see from the stage where the heater was blasting from by the amount of people huddled together on the left side of the tent. In the morning we had thunderstorms, but they cleared up by show-time and we ended up having a really fun “Woodstock ’69″ kind of feel, a little muddy but with a real sense of community.
The show was wonderful. We were all stoked with adrenaline from the feeling of togetherness by this point. I couldn’t help but memorize a lot of the words to the songs from the other bands, and I can truly say they’ve all gained a new fan. The music had so much diversity, and at the same time, so much quality. It was really an honor to play with the John Dear Mowing Club, Woot, So What, The Deaf, and Rebelle. NiCad has been walking around singing their songs together all day, and we have cds now for the van we’ll rent to go on our mini-tour of the South, which kicks-off tomorrow!
We are all truly grateful to Crossing Border and The Hague for giving us this opportunity and wonderful experience. It has been such a pleasure to get to know the people behind this great initiative and we’re proud to be a part of this scene, the best music city in Holland.