When SXSW descends on Austin every year, it feels like tidal wave of humanity washes over our hometown. Bands, startups, artists, venture capitalists, marketing executives, U.S. Presidents, film directors, and creatives of all sorts flood into the city for the 10-day conference.
It can overwhelm you if you let it (good luck with the traffic), but it can be an inspiring experience as well. A conversation with a stranger on the street can turn into mind-expanding exchange on music, film, or technology.
In the spirit of cultural exchange, we went out into the streets of Austin this week to look for the best beards (and mustaches) of SXSW 2016. We were pretty impressed by what we saw.
"The Tweed Gentleman"
"The Open Road"
"The Chip Monck"
"The Crouching Tiger"
"The Cool Dad"
"The #1 Fan"
Part II is now live here.
© 2016 The Bearded Bastard, all photos by Roger Ho