I'm in Austin for a good while. I went to high school here, and briefly returned when I was 23 (for like 4 months), and haven't been back since.
All my HS friends told me, "Austin has changed! It's no longer weird! Its lost all of its character!"
But at first glance, I see weirdness everywhere.
My bff recently told me that all of her closest friends are some brand of 'weird'. One of them does strange accents all the time, another one has underwear dance parties, and another sometimes chews her food and shows it to my friend- while that might be really strange, she loves that it allows her to be her.
I have no idea what this city has in store, but I hope I can be more me in the near future.