Like SXSW, but Gayer: Gay Bi Gay Gay Fest (Plus Saturday Chill Out with REM's Peter Buck and Steve Wynn, Meat Puppets and Roky Erickson and JEFF The Brotherhood)
In its 6th year, the SXSW spin-off Gay Bi Gay Gay Fest packs in enough merrymaking and debauchery to hold everyone over until Gay Pride in June.
While thousands from around the country and around the world descend on Austin over the week of SXSW, local Austinites might sometimes feel (sniffle) a little pushed out of their own city, but Austin's party-prone music freaks aren't the kind to sit back and feel sorry for themselves, which is why one can expect lots of backyard SXSW spin-offs, and some larger gatherings too like South By San Jose, So By So What and Gay Bi Gay Gay.
photo by J. Hettwer Show us a pirouette, dear?
Gay Bi Gay Gay is one of the biggest and most fabulous of such off-shoots with bands, booths, food, fun, hook-ups, dancing and carousing - this year, highlights included a reunion of Austin's fabled lesbo rockers Tunahelpers, and other acts like My Gay Banjo and Zoe Boekbinder.