South by Southwest is always the first weekend of the tourney. I usually choose to watch the tourney because I love the tourney to an almost unrerasonable degree. but this year, my girlfriend wanted to visit her sister in Austin and see lots of cool bands.
Given that the first day was sort of a dud, I think I made the right call. I'm sorry I missed the LSU game, but them's the breaks sometimes. Instead, I saw the Wrens. As Maryland beat Cal, I watched the Avett Brothers. And as American jumped out to a huge lead over Villanova, I was singing along to Cursive.
Hopefully, while the Hold Steady rocks my ass out, some little school will be upsetting a major power. I still don't regret the SXSW decision.