During my rounds of SXSW showcases and parties this week, I am also doing some short stops to promote my book, including one at a party for the Austin Girls Rock camp. It wasn’t an official SXSW thing, it wasn’t about hyping bands or furthering any agenda outside of inspiring and entertaining teen and preteen rock campers and their siblings and parents. Sadly, it’s the only show I’ve been to that offered free face painting.

I asked these kids if they were in a band. They aren’t, but they definitely have a good look going—time is nigh for glam middle school vampires.