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SXSW Wrap-Up: Tragedy aftermath, Lady Gaga's outrageous performance and more

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Blondie performs onstage at Smithsonian Channel presents Blondie Powered by Yahoo Live from SXSW on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Smithsonian

Just a few more days before Austin's annual South by Southwest Festival wraps up.

We've been there for a week, covering wearable technology, secret apps, custom Oreo Cookie printers, and, of course, the music. 

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But then things turned to the tragic yesterday after a suspected drunken driver plowed through a group of festival goers, killing two and injuring 23 others.

The mood since has been somber but the show, as they say, did go on. To reflect on that all has happened this week in Austin, we turn to one of our favorite music critics Shirley Halperin from the Hollywood reporter. 

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