NBD, mad peeps waited in line at #SXSW2013 to meet the cat that got famous on Reddit and Tumblr from memes AKA pictures with short phrases. And if you haven’t heard of Grumpy Cat, consider yourself living in a cave.
Mashable hosted this adorable ball of fur in their tent for two hours during the innovative South by Southwest (SXSW) Festival in Austin, Texas, everyone else but Tard was happy.
But that’s not all! The Mashable tent is also renting out their space to other meme extraordinaires like Boston’s only Scumbag Steve and the man being Nyan Cat, Chris Torres.
Like shit, I want a Nyan Cat on my arm too and access to performaces from Scumbag Steve, Macklemore and Fedde le Grand, #jussayin. SXSW is so open minded about the power of the meme that that they are holding a panel called “The Making of a Meme” later this afternoon featuring photojournalists from TIME Inc., Adam Smith from super-popular Tumblr “Texts from Hillary“ and, Stacy Lambe from BuzzFeed.
Too bad I can’t casually drop hunneds of dollars to fly across the country in a few hours to bask in their greatness and everyone else at SXSW.
Guess we’ll just have to follow the #SXSW hashtag, which (DUH-factor) is trending in the US.