SPOTLIGHT ON AUSTIN | WILL MARTIN.
Name: Will Martin
Star sign: Virgo
Hometown: Urunga, NSW Australia
How did you end up in Austin, and how long have you been here? I traveled to Austin in 2008 for a wedding/Austin City Limits Music Festival, I fell in love with the city and its people so much, and after multiple visits I decided to make the permanent move in 2010.
Describe yourself in 3 words, or less: Free, Loyal & Quiet.
We only have 24 hours in Austin, where would take us? I would take you for a swim at Barton Springs, feed you some TexMex or Texas BBQ, make sure you drank some locally crafted beers, shop in some local designer shops, watch some live music, hit some bars. 24hrs is too short a time to fit in all the experiences you should have in this town, it shouldn’t be rushed.
Best breakfast? Ciscos, E 6th St
Favorite place for live music? There are so many! I like the smaller venues (Parish, Lamberts, Mohawk) to appreciate music, especially when discovering the new stuff. Stubbs is fun for when the bigger names come to town.
Texan BBQ or pizza? You can’t beat Texas BBQ...that's a silly bloody question!
Most memorable Austin experience: That's tough. There is no real outstanding one as every event or day holds endless possibility, however I would have to say my first ACL 2008 or the kick off afternoon to the music week of SXSW gets me every year.
Who is inspiring you right now? Every young, aspiring start up, the local risk taker and small passionate people that chase to make things happen.
Austin Thanksgiving? What will you be doing? A turkey cook-off party at a friends place (its a serious competition, in-your-face victory mixed with tears of defeat).
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