JJ’s Superlatives

Best Free Food: BBQ at the AM Only Cookout

Best Onstage BBQ Eating: Jacques Greene at the AM Only Cookout

Best Dancing Whilst Eating BBQ Onstage: Jacques Greene at the AM Only Cookout

Best Free Drinks: Bloody Mary’s at Stubb’s during the SPIN Day Party

Best Surprise: Que coming out during DJ Mustard’s Boiler Room set to perform “OG Bobby Johnson”

Best Onstage Banter: Mark Kozelek at the Pitchfork Official Showcase

Best Hair: SOPHIE

Best Dance Moves: Samuel T. Herring of Future Islands

Best Western: Nope, stayed at a Motel 6

Best Gas Station: Buc-ee’s in Balstrop

Best Food Truck: Peached Tortilla

Best Marketing: Samsung

Best Coast: did not perform this year

Best Set by Artists Who Obviously Just Wanted to Go Home: Real Estate at the Pitchfork Official Showcase

Best Confusing Celebrity Sighting: The Far East Movement in the Austin Convention Center

Best Celebrities That Would’ve Gone Unnoticed Had Nathan Not Recently Watched Mac & Devin Go To High School on Netflix: The Far East Movement in the Austin Convention Center

Nathan’s Superlatives

Best Frantic Hand Signals Aimed at Clueless Sound Guy: Hundred Waters

Best Outfit: Gold satin sweater/acid wash jeans combo worn by Quavo of Migos

Worst Marketing: Brisk Iced Tea

Worst Drink: “Or Nah” (Berry flavored Brisk Iced Tea mixed with vodka for $7)

Best Line: SPIN Day Party

Worst Line: Port-a-potty line at the Chicago Made Showcase

Best Late Night Meal: Whataburger

Worst Sober Meal: Whataburger

Best Case Scenario: Warpaint just gives up on making music.

Best Time for SPIN to cut off ScHoolboy Q: Not before he played “Man of the Year”

Best Use of Bucket Hat: TIE between Ty Dolla $ign and ScHoolboy Q

Best Reason To Go Home Early: Mike WiLL Made It’s set at Boiler Room

Worst Hotel Moment: A day-long argument I had with WUOG Programming Director Dafna Kaufman about an uneven distribution of pillows.

Best Picture: Blurry photo of Tyler, the Creator’s green hat moving amongst the Kanye/Jay-Z crowd.

Best Reason To Keep Your Sunglasses On: If your eyes are as creepy as Ty Dolla $ign’s.

Best Performance Overall: Me pretending to not still be mad about the uneven pillow argument even after the festival was over.

Written by: JJ Posway & Nathan Kerce

Amazing photo credit: JJ Posway