Barton Springs is the great melting pot of the city, a place of true natural beauty where Austinites from all walks of life come to cool off during the summer and pretend to read a book while covertly ogling members of the opposite sex.
On any given summer afternoon you're guaranteed to see a hearty cross-section of stereotypes, ranging from the good (Topless Sun Goddess), to the bad (Shifty Guy in Jeans), to the ugly (Speedo Man). Here are 30 of them, if we missed any leave a note for us on our blanket (the comments section).
Acoustic Guitar Hero
His presence is a present to people who love Pink Floyd, sloppy finger-picking, and chord progressions that never end. Plays rhythm guitar in the type of blues rock band that originally earned Austin the title of Live Music Capital of the World. The rest of his day is as free as the Skynard song that he just started playing.
Topless Sun Goddess
Lonely dudes, come worship at the closest acceptable distance to her blanket, paying tribute in the form of sunglasses-obscured side glances. Her heavenly frame can be attributed to JuiceLand and half-eaten OkCupid dinners. She probably has an irreverent sense of humor, is well traveled, has great taste in music, and is PERFECT FOR YOU. Wait, where did she go?