Austin December 01, 2017
9 Strange Habits Every Austinite Will Defend To The Death
In order to thrive in the Live Music Capital of the World, Austinites need to have a unique set of habits. You don’t want to get caught in an I-35 pile-up like an out-of-towner, and you’d never want to miss out on the next cool restaurant. After those things happen once, Austinites find a way to adapt. These are 9 strange habits that every Austinite will defend to the death.
1. Checking for road closures before leaving the house
In Austin, there seems to be a festival every weekend, and that typically leads to road closures. After one bad experience in stand-still traffic and stressful one-way streets, you'll learn your lesson. Always check the traffic patterns before leaving the house.
2. Hook 'em!
When the Longhorn love takes hold, your hands instinctively know what to do. You may even find yourself making the hook 'em sign while doing the laundry, driving in your car, and shopping for groceries.
3. Getting movie tickets a week in advance
When you're seeing a film at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, it's often necessary to get those tickets early. Other theaters don't usually require it, but it's always better to be safe than sorry!
4. Keeping up a rivalry between north and south Austin
This tension has been going strong for decades and it shows no sign of slowing down.
5. Celebrating anything and everything
From the Hot Sauce Festival to Eeyore's Birthday, Austinites never need an excuse to throw a party.
6. Eat tacos for breakfast
...And for lunch and dinner.
7. Avoiding I-35 even when the GPS says that it's the fastest route
It's hard to trust a GPS that thinks an I-35 route is faster than taking neighboring backroads.
8. Finishing a great workout with a craft beer or food truck snack
Austin is both a foodie city and a fitness city, and we always like to reward ourselves after a tough workout.
9. Always looking out for new restaurants
And we love to say that we discovered them first.
What are some habits you always find yourself doing?