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Colombian star Juanes says SXSW is life-changing
New horizons: Colombian rock star Juanes says South By Southwest is life-changing
By The Associated Press

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) ' Juanes didn't get to cross Eminem off his South By Southwest bucket list, but it's still been one of the best weeks of his life.

The Colombian rock star capped off his trip to Austin, Texas, with a late-night concert Friday night, meaning he had to miss Eminem's appearance across town with 50 Cent. It was the only disappointment in what has been a transcendent week.

Juanes sat down for an interview at his hotel Thursday just a few hours after he sang live in English for the first time at a tribute to Woody Guthrie and having his mind blown by Bruce Springsteen's keynote speech. But The Boss wasn't the only reason the 39-year-old found SXSW so invigorating.

He called the trip "the greatest experience of my life" and believes it will change him in profound ways.




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