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Waterloo Records
Waterloo Records

Eating breakfast at 24 Diner while the folks next door get the Waterloo Records stage ready has become a yearly tradition for me at SXSW. The breakfasts at 24 Diner are great, and there’s always great music on the Waterloo stage. March 14, 2012. 

The intersection of 6th and Lamar is one of the most important spots during South By Southwest in Austin. For one thing, it’s the site of Waterloo Records, one of the best record stores in the country. The store sponsors an outdoor stage in its parking lot during the festival. Next door is the 24 Diner restaurant, which never closes. Across the street are the Book People, Austin’s best bookstore, and the flagship location of Whole Foods Market. Behind Waterloo and in the same building are Snap Kitchens and Amy’s Ice Cream. Needless to say, the area stays crowded during SXSW. 

3/17/2011: Second Day of SXSW

Day 2 of South By Southwest 2011 was also St. Patrick’s Day, which made everything all the more crowded, as well as a sea of …