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A soaking good time

  • Mar 16, 2010
@ariajuliet and I are huge Diplo/Major Lazer fans and have been anxiously awaiting this party forever. I was really jealous when she texted my yesterday and told me she checked in at Pepsi Refresh Cafe and got a VIP wristband!

We headed to the party with only one wristband between the 4 of us and were praying for the ability to +guests. Unfortunately the wristband was only good for one person so we were stuck waiting in the line (which wrapped around the side of The Belmont and extended around the next block).

Amazingly enough the line moved quickly and we were able to get in. The space was really cool - all outdoors with a tiki decorations and a cool stage. Gowalla had a menu of 3 drinks to choose from and we opted for the Malibu/pineapple drink. It was delicious! We also grabbed free Gowalla t-shirts before we left. Did I mention that I love free stuff? GO GOWALLA!

Although the rain was coming down there were a handful of people getting down on the dancefloor. I woudn't have been able to do it if there didn't have outdoor heaters above the dancefloor - thanks, Belmont! Diplo played a great set, as per usual. Threw in a good dose of Major Lazer-esque jams and then a dubstep dj (he didn't say his name!!) took over. After that a Tahitian band and dancers too the stage. I really loved watching them but at that point, the rain was pouring down and people were starting to leave so we left to check out TechKaraoke.

Overall, if you were brave enough to stand the rain you were in for an awesome time! Pics coming soon!

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March 16, 2010
Wow, must've been a really awesome bash if you had to wait in a long line and dance in the rain AND you still gave it a +5! :)
March 16, 2010
I'm gonna create a list of the things that I regret missing at SXSW 2010, this will be at the top of my list.
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Quick Tip by . March 18, 2010
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I have to disagree, after the rain came, this was just as packed as any other party at SxSW.
Quick Tip by . March 11, 2010
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I'll be there for the tiki decorations & "tropical kitsch". oooooo!!
Quick Tip by . March 11, 2010
posted in SXSW on Lunch
If you missed this, you missed the sweetest party at SXSW. Not the biggest, not the most crowed - the SWEETEST.
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Check in with Gowalla at the Belmont and journey across the Pacific to the amazing Tiki Room. Fill the night with remarkable people, tropical kitsch and the stunning sound of Diplo. This will be your best chance at landing a legendary Gowalla t-shirt so bring a few spare greenbacks and help us defeat cancer with Livestrong!

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Monday, March 15 at 09:00 PM
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Date(s): Monday March 15

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