So, I live in Austin, but I've never done the SXSW thing. Seems like too much trouble. But The Strokes are playing a free show tomorrow night and I wouldn't mind seeing it. Trouble is, the show is at 8, and I don't get off work (out by Steiner Ranch) until 5 PM. My question is, would it be better for me to drive straight there and try to find parking, drive back to my apartment near the Arboretum and take the bus, or forget about it altogether? Looking for advice from anyone more knowledgeable of the local transit situation and SXSW in particular.
posted by Zorz
on Mar 16, 2011 -
#SXSWFilter. Due to a very generous friend, I've got a free place to stay in...Round Rock
. What's my best option as far as not having to drive in and out of downtown every day? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc
on Mar 9, 2011 -
I'm at SXSW, I want to see some punk tonight, and I don't have a badge (or wristband). Is there any hope?
posted by rush
on Mar 19, 2010 -
I'll be passing through Austin on Sunday, March 14. Should I try to come in on Friday March 12 so I can see some of SXSW? [more inside]
posted by nat
on Feb 27, 2010 -
: I'm visiting for the next two weeks (with access to a car) and wondering where I can find the following: great coffee, a posh restaurant that is vegetarian-friendly, get-in-touch-with-nature getaways, and the best places to unwind from SXSW mayhem.
posted by krisken
on Mar 13, 2007 -
Downtown Austin, SXSW: Looking for a coffee shop with good WiFi, good coffee or root beer, good food and friendly staff. [more inside]
posted by RevDanCatt
on Mar 10, 2006 -
Help me escape from SXSW! In live in Austin and for reasons I won't get into, I find the city intolerable during the week of SXSW. The music portion of the conference (March 15-19) is the most miserable and nearly impossible for me to avoid, and I'd like to just leave town and skip the whole thing this year. Any ideas on where to go for a few days? Something relatively cheap? [more inside]
posted by lunalaguna
on Jan 31, 2006 -
A friend and I are hoping to go to SXSW's music
portion this year. I am 22, but my friend will only be 20. Will we have trouble getting into a lot of the shows? Will the whole SXSW experience not be fun for us? Is all the fun to be had 21 and over? And uh... How well will a fake ID work down there?
posted by lotsofno
on Jan 12, 2005 -