Keep Austin Weird: A Guide to the Odd Side of Town
By: Red Wassenich (author)Paperback
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Red Wassenich, who coined of the phrase Keep Austin Weird, is tour guide to the weirder side of Austin, Texas, through this endlessly entertaining text and over 180 color photos of colorful places, people, and doings in the states capital city. Tour the Cathedral of Junk, a three-story, sixty-ton behemoth made with hubcaps, TVs, and over 700 bicycles. Meet Leslie, the cross-dressing, semi-homeless perennial mayoral candidate. Party at the Spamarama, Austin's premier weird cook-off, known for its Spam-filled dishes from "gourmet" and "insane" recipes. Keep your eyes peeled for cruising art cars or take a Segway tour of downtown. Shop in South 1st Street's weird businesses, including Roadhouse Relics and Unemployed Democrats. Sports fans must see Austin's Roller Derby, starring the Texas Rollergirls, and bowl at the Dart Bowl, where bowling kitsch is king. For the adventurous, there is no better guide to Austin!
Red Wassenich coined the phrase "Keep Austin Weird" in 2000. He was born in Austin and has been a librarian at Austin Community College since 1984. He is now happily married to Karen Pavelka.
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