Howdy, sheriff! Welcome to SXSW 2013! Have fun out there, and be sure to check out foursquare.com/bestof for a list of the spots people love most in Austin. Because there’s never a bad time to eat a breakfast taco...
That’s a lot of movie theater check-ins! Now, can you pick us up a large popcorn while you're up? Flick-tastic! You'll unlock Level 2 once you've been to 5 DIFFERENT theaters.
Miles, Monk, Mingus, Max. Duke, Dizzy, Django. Benny and Bird. Louis and Lady Day... You could go on, but you’re no high-hat. Now, don’t be shy – grab your sax and jump on stage for a quick on-stage jam sesh! *snap* *snap* Nice job, jazz hound! Visit 5 DIFFERENT jazz spots to unlock Level 2.
NERD ALERT! So it goes. You've made it to 10 different spots! 5 more new places and you'll be at Level 4!
You're a foodie that loves savory but it's time to get your sweet on! Savor your badge BRAVO style.
Woot! You've been to 3 places recognised for Innovation by The Lab (O2 in the UK) & Wired UK! Hopefully some of it rubbed off on you? Check your email to redeem an exclusive discount to a Wired UK magazine subscription & find out! http://bit.ly/JfGRPw
From the MTA to the Tube, the Shinkansen to the Trans-Siberian, you’ve ridden them all (or will someday)! Here’s to the beauty of public transit, and to always giving up your seat for the pregnant, elderly, and backpackers who haven’t showered in a week. Nice! You’ll unlock Level 2 once you’ve been to 5 DIFFERENT spots.
Hopping around the world one airport at a time... safe travels! High flyin'! You'll unlock Level 2 once you've been to 5 DIFFERENT airports.
In 2010, foursquare fans declared April 16 4sqDay (4/4^2 – nerds after our own heart!). Two years and two billion check-ins later, you’re still why we get out of bed each day. Thanks to all 20 million of you for making us part of your lives. Happy 4sqDay!
Wrist stamp? Check. Ear plugs? Check. Laid back foot-tapping-and-head-bobbing-stance? No way! Shoulder your way to the front and get into it! It’s SXSW and you’ve got a ton of bands to see! Don’t stop now! Check in to 4 more shows to unlock Level 2!
You’re the star of the Lone Star State! You’ve got the sturdiest boots, smokiest bbq, rowdiest dive bars... and where else can you eat tacos for breakfast, lunch, and dinner? Catch a show at Stubb’s, grab a bloody at Rio Rita, and look out for bats!
Paula on Idol. Charlie Sheen. Anyone from the Real Housewives franchise. Oh, and that drunk guy who keeps asking for your twitter handle. Welcome to the Hot Mess hall of fame! It’s been quite a night. You probably won’t remember this badge in the morning.
Look at you, Juan Valdez! That's a lot of coffee. Now that you've had your caffeine fix, get out there and conquer the day - one twitchy step at a time. Congrats, coffee lover! You'll unlock Level 2 once you've been to 5 DIFFERENT coffee shops.
Baby’s first SXSW! Did ya bring your cowboy boots? And 10 gallon hat? Well, save yourself the embarrassment and pick one up before the rodeo. (You got tickets, right?) P.S. Swing by the 4sq court on 5th St. and Trinity for awesome freebies!
Hey there, music lover – now you're a music giver, too! $1 has been donated on your behalf to support music education with VH1 Save The Music. Learn more or make a donation at
5 coffee check-ins already! There’s no time for sleep here. Only disco naps, passing out fully-clothed on top of your covers, and nodding off on the floor next to your desperately charging phone. You should probably make that coffee a red eye.
Ten check-ins in under three days? You gotta stop and smell the brisket sometimes, ya know? Take it easy tomorrow and chill under the bridge with the bats!
Where can I get a breakfast taco? Can I borrow your iPhone charger? What’s going on tonight? Is there an open bar? Are you getting on the bus to Salt Lick? Has Dens been working out? What’s your twitter handle? Seriously, who has an iPhone charger?
That "Super Swarm" badge is for babies! Welcome to the Super Duper Swarm Club - 500 people checked in at once!
You've earned the title of New Yorker! Great job checking in to locations all over the 5 boroughs in the City of New York. (ex: NYC GOV badge)
Post siesta, you meet up with friends and sip a clara (o dos). Next thing you know, you're wandering through Sol at five in the morning, feet aching, with a craving for churros con chocolate and no hope of catching el último Búho. ¡Mola mazo!
Hola, Barcelona! Get your Catalan on (you’re no guiri!) and wander over to Les Rambles to soak up the scene. After a crema catalana, climb the la Sagrada Familia to watch the sun go down, then head to Razzmatazz and party ‘til it rises again. Com mola!
Congrats - you've checked in at 5 different Starbucks! Be sure to pick up a double tall latte for your friend - I'm sure they'd do the same for you.
50 person foursquare swarms are soooo 2009. We upped it to 250 for the Super Swarm and you still nailed it. Well played!
Congrats on your first check-in! In foursquare, you earn badges for your best check-ins – like going to museums, staying out late, or working out at the gym ten times in a month. Have fun exploring!
You've checked into 10 different venues! Now, how about inviting some friends into the mix? You can check out new spots together, share recommendations, and earn sweet BFF bonus points!
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