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SXSW Photo Gallery: A !!! (Chk Chk Chk) Dance Party at The Hype Hotel

posted by Laura Baker-Finch on March 22, 2013

  • Photo by Laura Baker-Finch

    Austin, Texas -- As the second song of !!!(Chk Chk Chk)'s Saturday night set at The Hype Hotel drew to a close, I approached the stage only to be met with a mass exodus of photographers from the pit.

    Why are they leaving? Why are some of them wet? - questions I should've contemplated before stepping (or, rather, shimmying) through the gap between the speakers and the barricade into the photo pit where only a security guard and the events' videographer remained.

    I resumed my mid-squat position that allowed me to get my shots while remaining low enough for the fans behind me to see the stage. But where was !!!'s frontman, Nic Offer?

    A microphone cord whips me in the face, water is poured on my shoulder, and Nic materializes as he leaps over my head back to the stage from atop the barricade where he procedes to spend the majority of his set.

    Looking back on the evening, all songs blur into one - as do the pants-less crowd members who would join Nic in his dance party before being pulled off the barricade by venue security guards. But that's not to say their set wasn't memorable for both me and those in the audience - especially the girl who got real up close and personal with Nic and his short shorts.

    Click through for some of our favorite shots of their set and head to our Facebook Album for more shots of !!! and other Hype Hotel artists.

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk) crowd and Nic Offer's leg.

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk) crowd

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    !!!(Chk Chk Chk)

    Check out Chk Chk Chk's upcoming tour dates, including a few international festival stops, and head to our here. "target="_blank">Facebook Album for more photos of !!! and other Hype Hotel artists.

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