I have known about SxSW for over 100 years, and still have not made it to Austin to find out what is all about…until this week. I am going there for a firsthand look at what the hype is all about. I would be lying by saying, I think it is going to be awesome and I would also be lying to say I think it will suck balls. I truly have no idea what to expect.
From what I hear, there is more music to digest than hotdogs that asian guy can slam down in world record time, topped with tech talks and comedy, I don’t know what exactly I am going to focus on. But I have learned something already about “south by”, do not, I repeat do not, sign up for after-market party RSVP services of any sort. So far, I am welcome at about 3100 “private” parties and after parties. I think private is a bit over used with these services, like the expression “extreme” or “ya, I’m friends with the band” bullshit that gets you noooo-where! The first 200 invites I took very seriously but now the exclusive service has become my “rich uncle that died and left me a substantial fortune” emails, Delate-delete-delete!
But I am not letting this sway my opinion. I know that Flight Of The Conchords did a set at “South-by” before they where huge. I can only hope to see something like that or have someone tell me, I am really part of something amazing, you’re lucky to be seeing this.
The other thing I am very excited about, is going to Austin; The best non-Texas city in Texas. I have been told by as many people as I have had Sx party invites, that I will LOVE Austin. “You will fit perfect!” is the common tread that anyone that knows me and knows Austin tells me.
I can’t wait. All I am hoping, is that it is not like when I was single, and friends trying to set me up with their single girlfriend by saying “You guys would be perfect, she’s got a great personality….”. From what I hear about this event and this city, SxSWand Austin better be smoking hot, my parents better love her and Austin rocks my world in every way possible, If you know what i mean! I hope I’m not asking too much. The way people go on about this place, my expectations are high but even then, I am really looking forward to going on this “tourist blind date” with my suitcase filled with invites.
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