Try it, you’ll like it.Posted: March 22, 2011
Love the sights, sounds and people watching that go with SXSW but can’t bare the hour-long lines, over priced beer and crowds that could fill a pre-strike football stadium? Head down Congress Avenue (about a mile from downtown) for a scene that is big on local charm and local music but scrimps on those other not-so-desirable parts of Austin’s biggest tourist attraction.
When my friend Jordan came into town for the last bit of Southby fun, fellow Austin local Leah and I took her SoCo way for some street-side shopping and free music shows. Not a shabby substitute.