ATXVIBE

Monthly Archives: November 2016

Trump Protest on 6th Street in Austin

Warning some of the photos may be considered objectionable for children.

Last night I was photographing a party on the 6th street area of Austin Texas when a homeless gentleman approached me and asked if I had gotten any good pics of the Trump Protest.  I said, “No”,  and he pointed to a distant crowd and said, “Well they are coming your way”.   I am thinking “Holly Crap”, and sprung into action taking pics of the Trump Protest.

I am not going to interject my opinion because I know the Trump election has literally led to friends hating each other.  So I will give the facts.

For starters there was approximately six motorcycle cops clearing the way so that the Trump protestor crowd could walk down what is normally referred to as Dirty Sixth.  The actual crowd was approximately between 100 to 200 protestors.  I had a hard time getting a good head count.  There was a lady with a bull horn and she kept chanting “Out of the bars, and into the streets.” as the Trump protestor crowd marched the street.  I am assuming they were hoping the people in the bars would clear out of the bars and support the Trump protestor’s cause.  However, no bar patrons seemed to join their cause.  I did see people on the side walks of 6th street yell out insults to the Trump protestors.  I even overheard a couple of girls that were standing on the sidewalks say, “Someone should run these people over.”  I realized the cops were their to protect the Trump protestors from the bystanders, and not the other way around.  There was a definite palpable hate amongst the Trump protestors and the bystanders.  No one was physically hurt.


Cops following crowd for Trump ProtestHolding up signs for Trump ProtestChanting at Trump Protest on 6th Street AustinGuy taking selfie with Trump ProtestGuy Beating Drum at Trump Protest in AustinPound that drum at the Trump Protest.Girls passionate at Trump demonstration on 6th Street.Crowd not happy for Trump on 6th Street Austin.March on for Trump protest in Austin.People upset at Trump protest on 6th Street AustinTrump demonstrator demanding to be saved on 6th Street AustinPeople showing their Anti-Trump support on 6th street Austin.Anti-Trump supporters full of pain on 6th Street Austin.Girls holding signs in protest to Trump on 6th street Austin.Yelling at the top of their voices at anti-Trump rally in Austin.Lady with bull horn at anti-Trump rally in Austin.Anti-Trump crowd making their presence know on 6th Street in Austin.Anti-Trump crowd coming down 6th Street Austin.

 

 

 

The Nook Amphitheater

The Nook Amphitheater, or just simply the Nook, is one the coolest bars on dirty sixth.  It is bar that everyone seems to know your name and want to be your friend.  Every walk of life seems to role through the Nook.   The DJs are always really good at the Nook and the crowd loves to dance, so make sure everyone checks out the Nook.


 

Girls winking at the bar table at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Girl in blue jean jacket at Nook on 6th Street Austin/

The Nook

Cool dude with hot girls at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Guys fashion dressed at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Chilled crowd hanging out at Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Dudes acting googy at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Girls hugging the wall at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Girl shaved head at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Beautiful Model at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Fun crowd at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Stoic girls hanging out at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Guys dressed in hoods at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Guy playing a guitar at the Nook on 6th street Austin.

The Nook

Happy Girls at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Getting it on at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

4th of July on 6th street Austin

The Nook

Space Cadet at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

KC crowd at the Nook on 6th Street in Austin

The Nook

Girls getting the rabbit ears the nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Pokemon at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Crazy Crowd at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Dreamy Couple standing at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Big Crazy Crowd at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Girl in blue dress on the nook at 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Group fun hugging at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Cool Group chilling at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Crazy abstract lighting at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Reverent Dude with hands out at the Nook on 6th Street Austin

The Nook

Girls dancing at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Nook DJ jamming at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Guy with a black eye at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Eleegant girls hanging out at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Light flare radiating across couple face at Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Three gilrls blowing kisses at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Smiling Girls having fun at the Nook on 6th Street Austin.

The Nook

Rooftop

Rooftop is located on dirty Sixth.  To get to the Rooftop party one has to go upstairs.  This bar has a reputation for being a UT student hangout.  Not to worry, party crashers are always welcome.   One of the big selling points of Rooftop is the fireman poles located throughout the bar.  That is right, fireman poles.  O.K. they are not fireman poles.  They are stripper poles.  Patrons are always on the stripper swinging around, trying to show off their dirty dance.  Notice I said patrons because both ladies and gentlemen utilize the stripper poles to get their dirty dance on.

 

Bachelorette Party at the Rooftop on 6th street Austin.

Rooftop

Sultry girls being mischievous at the Rooftop on 6th Street Austin.

Rooftop

Swing crowd having fun at Rooftop on 6th Street.

Rooftop

Crazy people with weird expressions at Rooftop on 6th Street.

Rooftop

Guy kissed by two girls at the Rooftop on 6th Street Austin.

Rooftop

Girls showing all at the Rooftop on 6th street Austin.

Rooftop

Graduation Night at the Rooftop on 6th Street Austin.

Rooftop

The girls giving the wave at the Rooftop on 6th Street Austin.

Rooftop

Delighted girls at the Roof on dirty 6th Austin.

Rooftop

Crowd movement cascading upwards at the Ranch on dirty 6th Austin.

Rooftop

POP

POP‘s official angle is that  POP is Austin’s high end champagne lounge.  Those may be fighting words depending on whom one talks with.  POP does manage to back up their reputation by getting high end clientele.  Clientele to include F1 racers, pro baseball players (I have no idea what league they are playing in), guys claiming they are Navy Seals, and dudes that want to make it clear to the ladies that they are loaded with money.  There is a stereotype that the only Ladies that go into the POP are future trophy wives.  This stereotype is only partially true.  Just like the stereotype that they only people that can walk down South Beach in Florida is super models.  The truth, POP gets all types of people, and heck if the patrons of  POP want to put on a act that they are worth a million then let us not stop them.


Carefree girls wisking away at the POP on 6th Street Austin.

The Pop

Red fire lighting at the Pop on West 6th Street Austin.

POP

Couple acting goofy at the Pop on 6th street Austin.

Pop

Girl wearing a hat at Pop on 6th Street Austin.

Pop

Rembrandt lighting on two girls at Pop on 6th street Austin.

Pop

Beautiful light on two girls at Pop on west 6th Austin

Pop

Girls Laughing at the Pop bar on West 6th Austin

Pop

Kissing girls at the Pop on 6th street Austin.

The Pop

Scandalous girls hanging out at Pop on west 6th.

The Pop

Asian Girls at the Pop on west 6th.

The Pop

Hot girls with beautiful lighting at Pop on 6th street Austin.

The Pop

Girls blowing kisses at the Pop on 6th Street Austin.

The Pop

Barcelona, Lit Lounge and Amped

 

All three bars, Barcelona, Lit Lounge and Amped are located on Dirty 6th.  Barcelona on 6th Street Austin is actually a stairwell leading down to a basement.  A basement, that is pitch black.  In talking to people that hang out at Barcelona it seems the reason is that Barcelona has a tendency to have really good DJs.

Lit Lounge is not far from Barcelona and it manages to be a really cool bar to hang out every night.  As the name suggest, Lit Lounge prides itself on having really cool ambient lighting, and music that the crowd always seems to enjoy.  Lit Lounge usually offers great drink specials for the ladies and Lit Lounge loves to cater to bachelorette parties.

Amped is located upstairs and is in the middle of the Dirty Six scene.  Amped bar always seems to have some of the best lighting  on 6th Street and really good music to go along with the lighting.  The crowd at Amped loves to dance and they are not afraid to show their dance moves.


Model at Lit Lounge on 6th Street Austin

Lit Lounge

Cute Couple at Lit Lounge on 6th Street

Lit Lounge

Stairway to Heaven at Lit Lounge on 6th Street Austin

Lit Lounge

Bachelorette Party at Lit Lounge on 6th Street Austin

Lit Lounge

Girls in flower hats at Barcelona on 6th Street Austin

Barcelona

Groovy girl at Amped on 6th Street Austin

Amped

Asian girls dancing Amped 6th Street Austin

Amped

Girls dancing in Amped on 6th Street Austin

Amped

Voodoo Room, Ranch, Summit

The Voodoo Room is located on Dirty Six. The Ranch is located on West Sixth.  The Summit is a deviation from 6th Street and located on 5th Street.

The first thing to notice of the Voodoo Room is the Go Go dancers in the windows.  No they are not strippers. Just one or two pieces of clothing shy of being strippers and the Go Go dancers are truly a class act.  Big difference.  Just to note the Go Go dancers are usually only available on Friday and Saturday nights.  The walls and high ceilings of the club give an industrial feeling.  With the cool lighting and industrial feel photographers can get some awesome photos out of this club.  They do have few areas with mirrors and partitioning for those clients that are big spenders.

The Ranch is located on West 6th Street.  It is actually a really big hang out area with multiple bar points.  Part of the Ranch is indoors and and some is outdoors.   It also has its own VIP areas, and there always seems to be crazy people in this area that want photos taken.

The Summit is a deviation from the 6th Street scene and is located on 5th Street.  It has a reputation for bringing really good guest DJs. It is also known for having a really good VIP section and even having celebrities to show up.  The most notorious celebrity to show up was Johnny Manziel.  The majority of the Summit is outdoors so keep that in mind.


 

 

Police blowing the whistle at the Ranch on West 6th Street Austin

Ranch

Girls climbing the wall at the Ranch on west 6th Austin.

Ranch

Dude with green hair at the Ranch on 6th Street Austin.

Ranch

Couple looking cosmopolitan at the Ranch on West 6th Austin

Ranch

Couple acting dazed at the Voodoo Room on 6th Street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Show me the light at the Voodoo Room on the 6th Street Austin.

Voodoo Room

4th of July outfit at the Voodoo Room on 6th street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Girl acting swank at the Voodoo Room on 6th Street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Girl stirring things up at the Voodoo Room on 6th Street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Girl doing the swoop at the Voodoo Room on 6th street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Girl wearing Bass Hat at the Voodoo Room on 6th street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Stunning girls with green haze at the Voodoo Room on 6th Street Austin.

Voodoo Room

Girl doing the boogie dance at the Summit in Austin.

Summit

Crowd grooving to the DJ at the Summit.

Summit

Girl with led lighting at the Summit in Austin.

Summit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Halloween on 6th Street in Austin 2015

Halloween on 6th Street in Austin might be considered by many as not for the faint of heart.  Crowded streets, and I really mean crowded streets.  The bars are even more crowded, and did I mention really crowded.  This is the typical reaction of 6th Street.  With that said some of the best costumes I have ever seen are on 6th Street Austin.  I am not talking the typical lame one mask costume or a wig and that is it.  I am talking full out, deep thought, somebody spent a bunch of time type costumes.  To go with the costumes are the personalities or maybe pretend personalities to help sell their costumes to every person as if someone is going to give them the “Most Creative” costume prize.  Then there are those that live vicarious through their costumes, it is like a once a year special case of schizophrenia an no psychiatrist is needed.

At the end of the day, or should I say at the end of the dark hallowed night, Halloween 6th Street Austin is all about having fun.  That can be argued whether that is the case or not, but as a photographer I am there to document.  One last thing. I have rolled though 6th Street the day after Halloween, early morning of course.  Words to describe the carnage — war zone, apocalypse.   Have fun.

 


Crazy Halloween Crowd on 6th Street in Austin

Dude dressed as a penny on 6th Street in Austin
Flintstones on 6th Street in AustinHalloween artist on 6th Street in AustinHalloween Demons and Fairies on 6th Street in AustinGhost Walkers on 6th Street in AustinScary Halloween Couple on 6th Street Austin.Frightening Souls for Halloween on 6th Street AustinDrag Queen on 6th Street in AustinJoker and Friends on 6th Street in AustinTuff Halloween crowd on 6th Street AustinHalloween Vikings on 6th Street in AustinNight Walkers on 6th Street In AustinVampires on 6th Street in Street


Menu