I f this is your first time at South by Southwest, you should strategize as you would a trip to the Louvre: No way in hell you'll be able to see it all, so you have to pick your spots. Austin's annual music, film, and interactive festival sprawls in its scope and content, which is why we've compiled all the must-see events and tips to help you crush it this year. But even if this is your 10th trip, it can overwhelm you with a maze of day parties, secret-show rumors, hashtags, RSVPs, booze, brands, tacos, speakers, tech, lines, barbecue, beer, free stuff...   
So yeah, it's a pretty fun time. Unless you pull one of these 10 shortcuts to making SXSW a terrible experience. You'll later tell people "all the hipsters" ruined your week, but truly the blame will lie with you alone.
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