Today’s SXSW Conference Itinerary:
11:30 AM – Flight to Atlanta
3:35 PM – Connecting flight to Austin
5:00 PM – Pick up rental car
6:00 PM – Check into LaQuinta Hotel
7:00 PM – Pre-Party at GSD&M
9:30 PM – City of Ideas Reception (Four Seasons Hotel)
The flights were uneventful. We ended up getting a white Chrysler Sebring convertible with 300 miles on it. I’ve already decided this is a car I will never own. We arrived at the hotel only to discover that they had given our rooms away to people who had stayed extra nights. After arguing with the hotel and pointing out that we had made reservations well in advance, they scared up two rooms. I ended up in a room usually reserved for wheelchair guests (the bathroom is huge). Sara and her husband (Sara is my coworker) ended up in a room with a window that doesn’t shut and locks that don’t work.
The GSD&M pre-party was truly awful. They held the “party” in the lobby of their building, which holds the likely title of worst acoustics in a building in all of Texas.
It’s tornado season in Texas. We saw some pretty ugly skies that were clearly classic tornado breeding grounds. Fun!
Posted by Cameron Barrett at March 10, 2000 01:54 PM