Written by  //  April 17, 2009  //  Visual Arts  //  8 Comments

Interviews are overrated. Donnybrook and associates eschewed such formalities as “speaking” in our SXSW coverage and just gave people hugs – because we are a peaceful, loving people. What can we say?


Angora Holly Polo and streetside serenador from Big Red Marbles


Peelander Z with Heather Browne from I Am Fuel/You Are Friends


Sarahana Shrestha from Brooklyn blog Hooves on the Turf with Jesse Elliott from These United States. Photo by Sarah Law.


Monolith founders Josh Baker and Matt Fecher. Photo by 28 Deep


Franki Chan with Robert Castro from A Walking Disast3r


A healthy sprinkling of members from Denver bands like Born in the Flood and Paper Bird, Hi-Dive‘s Ben Desoto, Rose Sanchez and Jim McTurnan, Aaron Collins, Joseph Pope III. Photo by 28 Deep


Harlem with Cause=Time correspondent Star


Donnybrook Correspondent Timmy T with Heypenny


Jim Sutton, Paul Custer, and John Wenzel from


A Walking Disast3r‘s Robert Castro with Kid Cudi


Cause=Time correspondent Star with Blitzen Trapper


Angora Holly Polo and Peelander Z


These United States with “Kevin Hamilton! He’s very tall! and he plays in a band called Very Emergency! But, he was at SXSW playing with a band called Varsovia! He’s a good drummer! AND he’s very tall. This isn’t all I know about Kevin, but I suppose this is all the world needs to know about him right now.” – caption lovingly provided by Justin Craig (pictured left here) from These United States. Photo by Sarah Law


Robert Castro from A Walking Disast3r with people of the Sexy Bunny persuasion


Little Boots with Cause=Time correspondent Yvette


Megan Terrible from Donnybrook’s blog-friend Les Enfants Terribles, with Angora Holly Polo and Father Guido after Ringo Deathstarr


Keith Ruteledge and John Wenzel from


Mo Herms, Megan Sforzini, Ricardo Baca from, and Shawnte Salabert. Photo by 28 Deep


Angora Holly Polo and Cassie from Vivian Girls

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8 Comments on "SXHugfest"

  1. Professor Honeydew April 17, 2009 at 11:12 am · Reply

    I hear SXSW 2010 is going to feature even more hugs.

  2. Bang Tango'ed April 17, 2009 at 12:34 pm · Reply

    Guido looks like Adam Sandler in that picture.

  3. John Wenzel April 17, 2009 at 4:12 pm · Reply

    There sure are a lot of Cause=Time correspondents out there.

  4. Robert Castro April 18, 2009 at 5:39 pm · Reply

    I agree with John, makes you think if Julio actually did anything in Austin

  5. julio April 19, 2009 at 11:23 am · Reply

    i heard he just cried himself to sleep watching twilight and ordering dominos pizza at the hotel

  6. John Wenzel April 19, 2009 at 12:57 pm · Reply


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