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!
The Killer Lineup
We had 14 amazing bands play on our three stages!
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!
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!
In Good Company
ZZ Top's Billy Gibbons rocked out with John's band, The Cringe.
The Cringe's James "Roto" Rotondi, John and I chill out backstage after their set.
Time to Jam
Indie band the Givers, a quintet from Lafayette, LA, hit the stage and really got the crowd going!
The Feedback guest badge was my favorite accessory of the day.
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.
Get on Board
The headlining band, Train, brought the house down when they performed "Hey, Soul Sister."
My Rock-Star Moment
I got a chance to perform onstage with Train. We sang "Don't Stop Believin'" by Journey.
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!