"Someone told me Justin Timberlake is backstage getting high," Coyne joked to the crowd. "Do you want me to bring him out?" After repeated chants for "JT" and "Justin!" a man walked onstage with his face wrapped in bright green cloth, causing the audience to pause and silently ask, "Is this him?"
As it turned out, Mr. 20/20 Experience had NOT wrapped his head in neon green, but the MMJ singer had. He and Coyne proceeded to share a lovely moment, trading verses on a gorgeous version of "Do You Realize??"
Honestly, the crowd couldn't have cared less that JT didn't pop up. Because despite all the megastars that hit SXSW these days, a lot of people still show up ready to take whatever they happened to run across. And a duet between these two is exactly the kind of awesome surprise people head to SXSW to see.