Saturday brought more music, more surprises, and more revelry to the streets of downtown Austin this past weekend. The final “official” night of South by Southwest (and the lead-in to Sunday’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities) meant packed streets, packed clubs, and a whole lot of fans itching to get a glimpse of Justin Timberlake‘s not-so-secret show at Myspace’s 5th street headquarters. JT’s intimate 800-cap club show was the buzz of the day, with fans swarming around the barricaded building pretty much all afternoon in an attempt to get past the velvet ropes.
SXSW: Day Five
Meanwhile, up the road, Captured Tracks hosted a label party featuring a diverse collection of sets from pop folkie Chris Cohen, Montreal post-punks Soft Moon, and South By rabble-rouser Mac DeMarco.
As for the night’s closers, it was a battle for top-billed acts, as Timberlake went head-to-head with Prince, who showed up at Samsung Mobile’s party, and Vampire Weekend, who filled Stubb’s outdoor venue to the brim.