@ZackTeibloom It’s been awhile. Looking back, I haven’t officially crashed since SXSW 2012. Last month I crashed my way into a Run The Jewels SXSW show by crutching into the press line and just scooting by, but there wasn’t enough story to write up. This one had a bit more to it. While RTJ was six blocks from my apartment, I couldn’t even park within six blocks of the Erwin Center thanks to construction and event parking without paying $12. And I wasn’t going to drop that much on parking without having a ticket. After about 15 minutes of circling I found a handicap spot in front of a bar seven blocks away from the venue.
Before I could even start crutching, a pedicab rolled up and offered to give me a lift. I told him I was trying to save cash and didn’t even have a ticket, but he insisted so I hopped in and told him I could throw him $5. After he powered up a hill and dropped me right at the entrance I realized the smallest bill I had was a 10, so I let him keep it. I crutched up a flight of stairs and a guy walking behind me commented, “I didn’t want to say anything until you made it, but nice work!” “One more obstacle to go,” I told him. “I don’t have a ticket yet.” Read the rest of this entry »