Klout at SXSW – The Krib Party

It’s always a special time of year when the SXSW Festival hits Austin, Texas every March. During the first part of the festival, this eastern Texas hotspot is flooded by geeks and tech nerds from around the world that come out to network, promote and most importantly have a good time.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX Audiorunner - Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

This year was particularly exciting because individual companies pulled out all the stops and created their own personal venues within the festival itself. Such was the amazing Klout Krib that was nestled in the northern part of Austin.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Overlooking the downtown skyline of Austin the Klout Krib was one of the places not to be missed during SXSW Interactive. Hosted by San Francisco media-based company Klout, this lavish house was the perfect backdrop for many new media enthuisisists. On Saturday March 12th they hosted their Kloutup which included awesome music from Austin based band Audiorunner, free shoes from Heyday Footwear, awesome eats with recipes by Bitchin’ Kitchen‘s Nadia G. and more. The entire event was a nice break from the centrally located SXSW madness downtown.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Static Photography photographer Kris Krüg had a chance to hang out at the Klout Krib during the Kloutup and document all of the geeks having a good ole time.

Welcome to the wonderful world of SXSW Interactive – klout-style!

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Darin Hager from Heyday Footwear was on site at the Klout Krib handing out free shoes to people as part of the Klout perks program.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Megan Berry from Klout enjoyed some yummy tex-mex brunch during the beginning of the event.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

The new iPad2 stole the whole show at the SXSW Festival. Everyone was excited about its new built in camera functions.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Eggs, black beans, fresh salsa and tortillas were just some of the brunch selections during the Kloutup. A few of the recipes were designed by punk rock chef Nadia G. from Bitchin’ Kitchen.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX Robert Michael Murray - Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Smiling happy geeks enjoyed the sunshine of the outdoors areas at the Klout Krib, which was decorated with awesome art like this original Frank Lloyd Wright sculpture.

Nadia G. from Bitchin' Kitchen - Austin Kloutup at Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Awesome yellow high heels worn by the wonderful punk rock chef Nadia G.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Dos Equis provided free tall cans of beer to the Klout Krib. There was so much that there was even some leftover!

Audiorunner - Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Austin-based electronic musical group Audiorunner blew the crowd away with their musiclal stylings and dance riffs. There was a perfect shaded area by the pool that allowed for some great dancing.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Chevy had cars driving around all of downtown Austin for free rides to and from parties. Some lucky Kloutup party goers managed to snag a ride in one to the Klout Krib.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Hermione Way, video director of The Next Web, was raising money for the relief effort in Japan. One of the Klout employees donated money to her cause when she raffled off being thrown into the Klout Krib pool.

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Stacks of free shoes, smiling geeks and crystal clear swimming pools: what more could a party ask for!

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

The smiling faces of Memolane were situated at the front door of the Klout Krib to take portraits of all the party goers before they settled into the festivities.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Whoa! Klout and Dos Equis is the perfect equation for any geek.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

One of the leftover face masks that was used in the musicial perofromance of Audiorunner. Perfect fit for awesome electro musicians.

Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Heather Meeker from Whrrl was onsite at the Klout Krib, having a great time and supporting the kids at Klout.

Melissa Pierce - Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

Filmmaker geek Melissa Pierce took a few moments to enjoy the sunshine outside by the pool at the Klout Krib.

Audiorunner - Austin Kloutup at the Klout Krib - SXSW Interactive 2011 - Austin, TX

The defining characteristic of a good party: when the crowd gets moving to great tunes. So by this notion the Klout Krib was a total success!

SXSW Interactive was a rockin’ five days of geekery, networking and parties. The kids at Klout knew how to make the whole experience memorable and relaxing with the Klout Krib.

Until next year!

More information:

Klout Krib photo set on Flickr by Kris Krüg

Klout website

South by Southwest website

Audiorunner website

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