Rachael's 2012 SXSW Feedback Party

I had the best time at our fifth annual Feedback party at the South by Southwest music festival in Austin, Texas. Even before the festival started, 5,000 people lined up outside Stubb's Bar-B-Q just to get in! By the end of the day, my head was spinning, but my heart was full!
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The Killer Lineup

We had 14 amazing bands play on our three stages!

Feedback Party lineup

Gettin' Our Irish On

Our party fell on St. Patrick's Day, so a lot of people came dressed in green. Look at that huge crowd!

St. Patrick’s Day

Food for the Crowd

I served a full Tex-Mex menu to the crowd. My Veg-Head Nachos with Green Chile Queso and Spicy Refried Beans were a hit!

Tex-Mex menu

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In Good Company

ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons rocked out with John's band, The Cringe.

Billy Gibbons

Group Hug

The Cringe's James "Roto" Rotondi, John and I chill out backstage after their set.

The Cringe

Time to Jam

Indie band the Givers, a quintet from Lafayette, LA, hit the stage and really got the crowd going!

The Givers

SXSW Style

The Feedback guest badge was my favorite accessory of the day.

Guest badge

Down on One Knee

Here's a first: A guy proposed to his girlfriend on our main stage -- and she said yes! What an unforgettable moment.

SXSW proposal

Get on Board

The headlining band, Train, brought the house down when they performed "Hey, Soul Sister."

Train

My Rock-Star Moment

I got a chance to perform onstage with Train. We sang "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.

Rachael on stage with Train

Meet & Greet

The best part of the festival: hanging out with people who love music as much as I do -- and I can't wait to do it all again next year!

SXSW music

Past Parties

Austin Mac ‘n’ Cheese Suiza

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