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Rosemary & Garlic @ SXSW

Rosemary & Garlic playing at SXSW, Austin (Texas).

Arrival at Houston airport + Picking up our great rental ‘car’ with just 12 miles on the clock. For us Dutchies, this car is considered a van.

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The next day: A little jetlagged but strolling in Austin  was great, we walked around for a bit, went to see the stages where we would be performing the next days, and after that we went to the convention centre to pick up our artist wristband.

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The streets where all locked down for cars during the festival, nice for the atmosphere, but it also meant that we walked a lot of miles with our gear. We became a really musculair band during SXSW.

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They made us feel like genuine rockstars! (a bit underdressed though).

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After a short rehearsal (to get to know our rental gear, and try the USA 110V adapters) We played our first gig at the Waller Ballroom for Paradiso Presents #newdutchwave. Picture by Ben Houdijk.

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Next day, we played at the same venue: the Waller Ballroom. This time it was for #Dutchimpact #newdutchwave.

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After the gig we enjoyed the sun (a lot!) and drank Corona’s with the band + Jasper (manager) & Rob (soundtech). We went to dinner after some beers. The night actually got crazier when we found ourselfs in the White Horse club: a traditional Texan club with people line dancing. Great detail: Anne & Dionne got invited to dance with a local.

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When on tour, you’re around people all the time. Sometimes it is nice to have some time for yourself. I strolled around Austin for a couple of hours and this were my highlights.

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The last gig was in an amazing church: the presbyterian church, Austin.

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A little sad that we had to go home, but happy to travel in good company.

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On our way back we suddenly saw a drumshop, I had to go inside and what I saw was amazing.

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At last: this is a compilation made by New Dutch Wave. We played the first two gigs for them. There’s a nice spotlight for us around 0:47. Check it out!

Thanks Austin and SXSW for a great experience, hope to see you again soon.