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Jack White @ SXSW

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AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the corners of 4th Street and Colorado Ave. in Austin, TX during the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

There I was during the first morning of SXSW, finishing up breakfast with Frank Chromewaves when I saw a tweet from Pitchfork that said something was “going down” with Jack White in the next 10 minutes. I happened to be 1 block from the intersection they tweeted about, so I went over to check it out. The next thing I knew, I was front row for an impromptu Jack White performance right there in a parking lot.

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the corners of 4th Street and Colorado Ave. in Austin, TX during the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the corners of 4th Street and Colorado Ave. in Austin, TX during the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

White was in town to promote his new Third Man Record Van, a traveling record shop that sells inventory from White’s label. One of his signingins, Seasick Steve, also performed after White was done.

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Kyle Gustafson for the Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Kyle Gustafson/Kyle Gustafson for the Washington Post)

But the decent sized crowd was there to see jack White, and he obliged with two songs, “Not Fade Away” and “Dead Leaves on the Dirty Ground,” both played on a white acoustic Gretsch. It was pretty awesome.  It was pretty crowded in the front with all the photographers and video cameras jockeying for position, so i wasn’t able to move around and get a shot of Jack and the crowd, so instead I tried to incorporate the crowd’s reflection in the glass behind him.

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the corners of 4th Street and Colorado Ave. in Austin, TX during the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

AUSTIN, TX - March 16th, 2011: Jack White performs in a parking lot  at the corners of 4th Street and Colorado Ave. in Austin, TX during the 2011 SXSW festival in Austin, TX.   (Photo by Kyle Gustafson/For The Washington Post) (Photo by Kyle Gustafson / For The Washington Post)

Full photo set below.As always, just click on any image to purchase a print.

Jack White @ SXSW – Images by Kyle Gustafson

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