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SXSW Wrap-up

SXSW Wrap-up

Oh, the best laid plans… I had such a tight schedule worked out for SXSW. Party RSVPs were sent, light transportation plans were made (and then backups were made of those), and my bag was packed with Clif Bars, extra batteries for my phone, and allergy meds. Well, as I should have expected, my plans … Continue reading



Soon, I’ll be heading north to Austin to participate in the frothy music-orgy that is SXSW. I’ve been mentally preparing myself to face the hordes of hipsters — more than the usual that I face during my trips to Austin. In addition to the dealing with my personal terror of going to all the same … Continue reading

My ACL2011: Part 3

Day 2 of ACL started off a little different than the day prior. Instead of hopping a cab to Zilker bright and early, we headed to South Congress to have some lunch. We went to Magnolia Cafe, which is my most favorite place in Austin to eat. We ordered a few skillets of MagMud (queso … Continue reading

My ACL2011: Part 2

Friday morning, I loaded into a cab with Kenneth, Paige, and Alix. Alix handed me the HTC Thunderbolt connected to the @RadioShackLIVE account and told me to go ahead and tweet it up. Uh, ok. Um… I drew a blank. When I have to tweet or write for myself, it’s like mind vomit that just … Continue reading

My ACL 2011: Part 1

This year’s ACL festival was a little different for me. I had bought my tickets months and months prior, and was stressing out over how the weekend was going to go – would we plant like the years prior? Would we wander around and get to see exactly what we wanted, but not from the … Continue reading

ACL2010: Day 3

I started Day 3 much happier than Day 2 – we weren’t planting at a stage that day, and we had VIP passes (gifts from new friends Chris and Jodi from the Muse stage the day before) and the parking pass that came with them. Since we weren’t planting, we slept in and arrived at … Continue reading

ACL2010: Day 2

I’ll admit, while I was getting ready for bed on Friday night (ACL2010: Day 1), I was wondering to myself WHY in the hell I had decided to do ACL again this year. I was exhausted, filthy, dehydrated, and there was no end in sight. Two more whole days of what we had just fought … Continue reading

ACL2010: Day 1

I had literally been waiting for October 8-11 for a year. Having purchased these tickets the week after ACL2009 (late September 09), I calmly waited months to even see the lineup, then planned and replanned my ACL schedule until the day before the festival started this year. With all that anticipation and planning, there’s generally … Continue reading