photo diary: Alfred
In a special Photo Diary series, we’ve teamed up with Topshelf Records to post a selection of words + photos from some Topshelf artists that attended SXSW. This photo diary comes to you courtesy of Alfred.
I went to Austin, TX for SXSW a year before this most recent one. Looking back on the experience I shared with my team in March, I feel like I handled the event with a lot more confidence and calm than the last year. It gets overwhelming to meet so many people with so many names and zipping back and forth to different locations, but I felt secure with close and trusted friends, which made the trip copacetic. Many folks from my home state of Virginia ended up attending a handful of shows we were playing throughout the week, which gave us all a great deal of comfort and camaraderie. The greatest time I had in Austin was playing at Cheer Up Charlie’s at the Topshelf showcase on the 13th of March and getting to exchange charisma with a crowd experiencing my music for the first time; honestly I wished we could stay longer! SX was definitely my personal highlight for this tour considering my head was more on my shoulders this time around.