Unfortunately, we can’t go to every festival, but lucky for us, the incredibly talented Jennie Ellman will be rocking SXSW and offered to post for us. Andy and I will filter her e-mails for PR propaganda and feed you the rock like we be Steve Nash. I’ll make my comments in bold.-z.t.
So it’s 3:15 in the morning. I’m showered and packed. I have all of my promotional materials, schedules and contact information. I’m ready to go…to sleep. Unfortunately, I have to be up at 5.
Rule #57: Festival crashers don’t sleep. We can’t. We’re too busy having our faces melted.
Do I get the 1.75 hours or do I stay up and catch up on DVR before the inbox gets too full? Inbox too full? That’s what she said. I’d like to sleep on the plane tomorrow (I suggest the tray table) to pass the time, but I don’t know if I’ll be able to with this “nap” that I could be taking now.
So this festival is going to be completely different for me than any other festival I’ve been to before. To start, I’m going to the Music Industry’s Spring Spreak: South By Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. I’m a publicity intern for an independent record label and I am going as their acting publicist. So, not only will I be seeing as many awesome shows as possible, but I’ll be trying to get journalists to talk to our bands, making sure our bands are at the right place at the right time (our showcase and a Lou Reed Tribute to name a couple) and to basically meet as many people in the business as humanly possible. Oh yeah, I got business cards. We really need business cards, Andy. I don’t think anyone bought the “we left them at home” line.
I’m planning on hitting the ground running. I’m looking forward to seeing REM. I’ve always been a fan but I’ve definitely been even more excited to see them since reading everything that Zack and Andy posted. I’m also going to try and see Van Morrison too. That’d be a dream come true. TRY to see Van Morrison?! You don’t try. You do it.