Five attractive street performers working for tips at SXSW
Paying homeless people $70 a day to serve as human wifi hotspots is a bizarre way to make a buck, but it's indicative of the hustler's spirit at South By Southwest this year.
Folks are grinding hard and employing increasingly-gimmicky measures to make money. But there's more to it than that. Like the bands parachuting in from optimistic heartland outposts hoping to catch the ear of that one pretty-widely read blogger, on 6th Street the entertainers/buskers/scantily-clad swag dispensers are clearly seeking a bit of fame themselves.
So start your stopwatches, energetic exhibitionists, because your fifteen minutes are about to begin.
Ben Westhoff You know, for kids! Ben Westhoff Werewolves oddly prefer classical violin to barnhouse fiddle Ben Westhoff
Star Wars fans work out Ben Westhoff Dude, where's the sound guy? Ben Westhoff My humps
View more photos and Village Voice Media content from SXSW 2012 here:
SXSW: Ten things your outfit says about you
The People of SXSW 2012, Part One
The Best of SXSW Music: Wednesday 3/14/2012
SXSW: Polica as the road team
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