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Austin culture is best described by two words: laid-back and friendly! It is a very informal city and the citizens are generally very helpful. Austin is relaxed but energentic, down-home but cultured, sophisticated but funky all at the same time. You'll find it all here.
Austin is typically a liberal town and you can pretty much dress as
you like, no one will bat an eye. It's also a sporty town, the
casual dress and active lifestyles of its residents attest to this.
Music is a big influence on the Austin "vibe," and you may find bands playing at lots of places around town, not just the usual venues. Austin is the "live-music capital of the world." They have the South-by-Southwest (SXSW) music fest every year (March), along with the Austin City Limits (ACL) fest during the sweltering late summer.