Dan Reilly There are thousands of artists in Austin for SXSW, and I'll be…
- Posted on Aug 6th 2011 11:10AM by Theo Spielberg
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Best Coast blazed through their set, relying heavily on their smash self-titled debut album, as the sun burned low in the sky. The power trio delivered a muscular sound considering their sparse instrumentation, and the festival atmosphere had a pretty solid hippy vibe. Two vendors dressed as Adam and Eve walked around selling German condoms, kiosks sold hair-feathers and a rickshaw shaped as a toad circumnavigated the grounds carrying a DJ booth behind it.
Singer Bethany Costentino told the crowd members they were the most attractive ones she'd ever seen, "except for in Sweden," reassuring that "festivals always have attractive people." Ironically, she was probably able to see individual faces better in the thin crowd on a festival ground that could've easily held thousands.