You can't be everywhere at once, especially during events like Saturday's Westword Music Showcase, with more than a dozen venues across a few blocks in the Golden Triangle. Thankfully, we've got Twitter to read about people complaining and dancing and high-fiving across the festival, which is truly the best use of Twitter at any large-scale event that a cross section of the public attends. Here are some of the more memorable Twitter status updates from Westword Music Showcase 2011. (View a slideshow from Westword Music Showcase.)
You've got to watch out for those large hand-bags when you're dancing:
Moderation is key in all things: sunscreen and blunt-smoking:
Hey yo, I have a GREAT time yesterday! My neck is on fire tho. NO bullshit, we smoked at least 18 blunts #wms11
You can't beat free, right?
Listening to the @Westword Music Showcase for free. From inside my apartment (windows open). I'm about 4 blocks from the stages.
Haters gonna hate, that's what Twitter's for.
follow the v-necks #wms11
Apparently Erik Runstrom is a professional dancer.
You know that Seinfeld episode where Elaine thinks she can dance, but she really can't. She's in Denver #WMS11
This is true, she sprinted off-stage and sprinted back on.
#wms11 also the cellist of Murder by Death is the bomb. Her bow broke; didn't stop her. A true pro!
Yo La Tengo wasn't music to Mark's ears.
Most annoying feedback guitar solo award goes to Yo La Tengo guitarist #WMS11
Brandon brings the P.M.A. to the W.M.S.
We thought the same thing.
Holy Sabbath The Sword has been the highlight of the day #wms11
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Just saw my first high-heel-in-hand cat fight on Broadway. Girl getting sassy with a bouncer. The night is still young. #wms11
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