SXSW 2011 DAY THREE

Day three at SXSW 2011 (Wednesday) was the first really long day…….showed up at the venue (Latitude 30) at 10AM as the first band was scheduled to kick off at 12 Noon……..but first, yesterday (Tuesday), the hands down winner of the best band award at out venue was a group called PULLED APART BY HORSES…….fantastic…….look them up online……..OMD……not so great…….YAWN………Anyway…..day three highlights……4 bands…….then the old Crown amp running the drum fill let go and smoked one of the drivers in the drum box……..no one even flinched……Turbosound and their reps had left us a couple of powered boxes so we hooked this up to mix 7 and off we went like nothing had happened……then muffins and coffee……..then four more bands in the afternoon…….then blackened chicken sandwich and fries…….then 5 more bands in the evening…….the crowds on 6th street and at most of the venues including ours have quadrupled in size since Monday and are now spilling out onto the now closed off streets…….no place to park and lacking public transportation…..lots of walking about…….also lots of swag……yesterday, it was British Music Embassy t-shirts and today Digidesign Venue t-shirts…….but the favorite shirt on the streets that most of the women seem to be wearing simply says, “I am on a drug, and it’s called Charlie Sheen”……NICE……..all the bands were really good on this day but none of them really blew my skirt up you might say……..we will have to see what tomorrow will bring……..tomorrow is going to be nuts…….SXSW 2011, St. Patrick’s Day, and the start of the NCAA March Madness Basketball all on the same day…….OUCH…….is gonna be a full day…..especially since we have a breakfast show that starts in our venue at 10:30 AM with for bands……..so Thursday…..10:30 AM to 2AM……so roughly an 18 hour day, 16 basketball games to watch, 13 bands to mix/babysit at out venue, probably a thousand or so others bands to try and see at other venues, and a keg of green beer……WHEW…..it’s gonna be a full day tomorrow…….but first a lap dance from a 5 foot tall, 98 pound, mostly unclothed Asian hard body female and one more beer before heading back to the hotel to rest up for tomorrow…… Life is good…….Rock and Roll…….

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