Funwithyourfood LOVES SXSW.
It’s just a plain fact.
We’ve never missed a chance for good food and good music. Come March in Austin, TX, SXSW is where it’s AT!
here’s 2014 in picture review:
The past 4 years I’ve started SXSW interactive with the StartUp Pubcrawl. If you want to go for networking, get there early. By the end of the evening the free beverages can make real networking useless. Also, bring a stack of business cards. I really do think you can make some good contacts here.
Next up Wristband/badge Pickup Tips:
My general rule is- the earlier the better. Early both in the week and time of day. 1) Parking is best before noon 2) the line is significantly shorter at earlier times and earlier in the week (day 1)
I’ve gotten a wristband for the past 2 years now and I have to say, it’s WELL worth it if you live in Austin. Sorry for my non-Austin friends but, this wristband is only available to Austinites. It’s $169 bucks and if you’re interested in seeing small to medium shows, you’ll almost ALWAYS get in. Even some “free” events have started letting in badges or wristbands before RSVP lines.
Finally I’m just going to highlight my favorite event of SXSW- the Rachael Ray party and Feedback house.
This year I was lucky enough to get into the Rachael Ray Feedback House. Yes, it can be a long line but, I’ve always enjoyed it once inside. Great food, beer, drinks. bands… And this year- I met the founder of Blue Moon- Keith Villa (pictured above). I spent over an hour talking with him and his wife. Guys, he’s got a doctorate.. in beer.. from the University of Brussels in Belgium. I’m absolutely sure that the entire time I sounded like a fan girl but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one. I even told him breweries to try in Austin. HA! Talking beer with him was definitely THE highlight of this SXSW.