I've met a lot of people here in Austin that are FROM AUSTIN. But I've met more that are from elsewhere. Being a transplant myself, it sort of sucks that people that didn't grow up here are almost looked down on. Maybe it's not everyone, but I definitely hear it a lot. "Austin used to be cooler." "There's too many people here now."
Look, we can't all be FROM cool places. Fer christ's sake I'm from NJ originally. But what I've noticed is that for every idiot frat guy (most of which grew up in TX) there's also someone like me or some of my friends who came here for the right reasons. We like DIY, the environment, local businesses, art, and music.
So a big thanks to Austin for pretty much letting me live the dream: suburban house, blow up pool, big backyard for my dog, and beer sold at gas stations. #Texas #fuckyeah