When we arrived at Wireless we headed to the guest area to have a drink in the sunshine. In this cushty area (which had actual real grass) there was a BBQ, a couple of bars with some of Cirque Du Soir's performers scattered around. It was a pretty nice bubble, but we couldn't stay for long as we had to try and see Frank Ocean and Snoop Dogg at pretty much the same time.
I'm not suggesting we rob celebrities of a much deserved dose of normalcy, but is it a good thing or bad that social media has brought us so 'close'? Are we now, more than ever, like stalkers and motivated toward inane celebrity worship or has it reinforced the notion that celebrities are just 'like us'
Eating ribs sat opposite Dave Grohl, inhaling vaporised cannabis with Action Bronson and watching Snoop Lion casually covering Bob Marley's hits are all in a days work at SXSW. With the music industry descending on Austin in Texas, its scorching heat and music-drenched streets behold a utopian playground for music lovers from across the globe.
In short, those who enter into the glittering halls of Hollywood through Disney are destined to suffer a gruelling initiation into adulthood, through whichever duct of filth reveals itself first. Some of them get a taste for it, and are doomed to an existence of public arrests and nervous breakdowns (we're looking at you, Brit). For others, reincarnation is possible.