This is a photo of Vivian Girls from SXSW, March 2009. It was the year that we played 17 shows in 4 days, and I think this photo might be from our busiest day of all, I think we played 7 shows that day. This was taken outside the Gorilla Vs. Bear showcase that we played with Wavves. We had met Nathan before in San Diego a few times, and we really loved his music. Right after this picture was taken, Nathan came out into the same alley and we hung out, and he told us how to play his song “So Bored”. About 30 minutes later we went in and played the show and covered his song without any practice. This photo really captures the Vivian Girls philosophy of being incredibly at home with being insanely busy. We didn’t realize that there was another way to operate other than being completely in the moment and also completely relaxed, and I feel like the total lack of anxiety in this photo is really telling of our nature. I don’t remember who took this picture.