We Say: March Madness In Austin
Despite the cool weather, it really is spring in Central Texas. The calendar may say it’s not official yet, but you’ll know it to be true once you spot a few things that signal spring to locals: The “No UIL Parking” anywhere near the University of Texas campus; and hordes of people dressed in black walking around with mini-notepad-size badges on lanyards around their necks. You see, every spring Austin becomes a mecca for music, film and sports as well as a few plain ol’ spring breakers.
Big events like South by Southwest, the University Interscholastic League boys high school basketball tournament and Rodeo Austin clog our venues and congest our streets and roads. But in the end, the city of Austin is better for it.
During this time, some local residents will do everything possible to stay clear of all the madness. Others will join visitors and participate in the numerous happenings.