Due to 12+ hours of traveling, traffic jams, hotel bungles and hotel shuttle snafus, by the time I got settled in Austin last night I wasn't in any shape to join the throngs of people out on the street. Besides a few places I ducked into to down some Lone Stars, I wasn't about to stand around and do any more waiting. I'm at SXSW, and they're will be plenty of time to stand around and wait. It's the name of the game.
Tomorrow morning I'll have a rundown on today's activities. Some bands and parties I look forward today are B L A C K I E, Trust, Earthless, David Letterman's beloved Future Islands, Thrasher Magazine's Death Match Party, a Sailor Jerry party with free tattoos (in which I might partake for journalistic purposes, of course) and this may be the year when I penetrate the legendary Fader Fort party. What goes on behind those walls? Today is the day I find out.
Over and out.
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