Example: 'Are you an actual human werewolf, bro?'
The SXSW Conference and Festivals draws thousands of people to the Texas capital, from the worlds of music, media, film, interactive, medical, gaming and a variety of other walks of life.
With so many humans packed into one relatively small place, one can't help but overhear conversations at times, as much as one might try not to.
I had a plan and now you're hijacking my plan!
These are some of the snippets I tapped out on my cellphone after they entered my ear space:
We're about to go hard in the middle of the street!
I'm sorry! I'm sorry!
Are you an actual human werewolf, bro?
I didn't get a look at the human werewolf referred to in the quote above, but I did spot a lupine fiddler a few days earlier, playing in the middle of 6th Street.
I just feel like during Southby everybody has a towing boner.
Why would anyone do a documentary about George Lazenby?
Can you get me in?
What's up with that? This is bullshit. And I live here.
Can I have a quad espresso?
That's your inaugural snap. That's like smoking your first J.
The above conversation about Instagram took place as the couple was about to board the Viceland bus to see Grumpy Cat, who was touring Austin.
A lot of the east coast is going to sink because of global warming. Donald Trump doesn't acknowledge it, but it's a thing.
"How much did your car cost?" "None of your business."
The car in question:
If you do drugs and you wear a drugs shirt -- not cool.
Give it to somebody who wants it.
See you in Salt Lake, mutherfuckers.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.