One of my favorite parties at SXSW was the Donewaiting.com shindig at the Creekside Lounge. Set in the backyard of a, well, creek-side lounge, Donewaiting's event felt more like a kegger than a showcase, and was much more in the spirit of the original SXSW concept than the usual big corporate branding fests that are the norm these days.
The afternoon weather there was perfect, in fact it the best day temperature-wise all week. My running-buddy Jinners and I rolled in, were served chilly and gratis PBR tall-boys, and we sat back to watch Brooklyn's excellent Goes Cube rip through a short set of the loud riffage that makes them one of The BK's most-likely-to-blow-up bands of the next year. Donewaiting honcho Robert Duffy was a gracious host, and hopefully the success of his party will inspire more laid-back affairs next year.
Goes Cube @ the Donewaiting.com party:
Goes Cube - "Song 30" mp3