If you're an artist hoping to get on the bill for SXSW as a first-timer, you've probably already familiarized yourself with the basics on what to expect at the festival. But even the most prepared band will quickly come to realize that once you're actually there in the middle of all the crazy, amazing chaos, there are some lessons you just have to learn the hard way.
The good news? Sonicbids grabbed a few of last year's artists during the fest, captured their best advice on camera, and put it all together into a nice little video that clocks in at just under two and a half minutes.
These tips – from the practical to the downright sneaky – cover everything you need to know about making the most of your first SXSW experience. Enjoy!