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Now that my hubby is no longer just a weekender here, he has decided it's time for him to experience more of the local culture, and SXSW is a very big part of that. To purchase a wristband that gives you access to all the main events is outrageously expensive, but there are other ways to participate. All over town, during the entire two weeks of the event, people and businesses are hosting what they call "side parties." My hubby went to austin360.com and found a huge listing of these side parties, many of which are free and require neither invitation nor reservation. He printed out the information for several that sounded interesting to him, the first of which was to be Take A Shot & A Walk With Trover. "Join a 45-minute walking tour of East Austin's secret gardens, food trailers and street art. Free booze and cheap eats!" Sounded uber fun at the time, but in the freezing wind and rain? We took a pass. As for the rest? Well, that remains to be seen.