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Photos: IHeartComix/Mad Decent Party at SXSW with Kid Cudi

by Winston "Stone" Ford

Kid Cudi at the Texas Niteclub SXSW

So yeah, I was ready for the Kanye/Badu/Common lovefest at the Red Bull Moon Tower to begin. I had prime real estate AND my SLR. It was about to go down. Then Red Bull got shut down by the cops. 

No worries. Me and Marcus were kidnapped by a girl from the “Austin hood” who goes by redyellow and transported to what they were calling the Texas Niteclub, an abandoned Salvaiton Army in a nondescrept shopping center somewhere in Austin, for the IHeartComix/Mad Decent Party, with Diplo, Kid Cudi, Farnsworth Bentley and a host of others on stage.

The ish was crazy. Cudi was so damn hype. I went to give a dude some dap and he was so excited he almost pulled me across the stage and embraced me as a brother. Granted, he could’ve been hype off that duet with Little Boots 3 hours earlier but I think having Diplo behind you and hundreds of screaming hipsters had something to do with it. The pictures only convey 1/4th of the crazyness of this night.

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KID Cudi at the Mad Decent Party

Kid Cudi and Diplo at Mad Decent at the Texas Niteclub

Kid Cudi and Diplo at Mad Decent at the Texas Niteclub

SXSW Mad Decent at the Texas Niteclub

Diplo at Mad Decent at the Texas Niteclub

SXSW Mad Decent at the Texas Niteclub