My SXSW Index
In the spirit of the Harper’s Index I offer this take on my South by Southwest 2015 Experience
Days of SXSW attended: 9
Unplanned trips to Veterinarian during the festival: 2
Round trips to airport: .5
Vintage camera lenses broken: 1
Movies I should have walked out of and gone home to bed: 1
Parking tickets: 0
Trips to bike repair shop for tire repair: 1
Quality of the coffee at the bike repair shop: better than expected.
Bike lights given away on the street to someone nice who didn’t have any: 2
Days with Brazilian lemonade at the trade show: whee!
Times my phone totally died: 1
Times I caged a cell phone charge or a cable loan from someone else: 2
Number of pedicabs ridden in: Zero. I hate those things.
Celebrities spotted at the dive bar where I used to drink in graduate school: 1
Times I was followed on Twitter by a band I really liked in high school school: 1
Percentage that my new Twitter follower is Gang of Four: 100
Texts from the night before that I got the next day: 9
Leveling up my knowledge of Austin’s Eastside: +10
Dinners eaten where I thought, “We should come here more often when it’s not SXSW” 2
Number of times I had to go back to find lost water bottle or bike helmet: 3
Veggie burgers stuffed in backpack and smuggled to someone not at the party: 1
Taco parties I went to that had no tacos left: 1
Beta launch invites promised: 1
Parties with open bars: mucho
Business cards dropped in fishbowls at the tradeshow in the hope of winning something: lots
Things won at the tradeshow: 0
Update: I saw 8 Movies during SXSW! Bone in Throat, Free Entry, Excess Flesh, Last Man on the Moon, Quitters, Made In Japan, Danny Says, Theory of Obscurity: A Film About The Residents.