SINCE YOU DIDN’T ASK: SXSW FLIGHT DELAYS – M4W
Austin Airport m4w
Monday, March 18th
2013-03-23, 12:54PM CDT
You had dark hair, brown eyes, a cute smile and a tattoo on your left arm. While our collective flights got delayed, we talked for 15 minutes. You said that you’re friends with the dudes from Vacationer and I gushed about how much of a fan I am of Kenny’s. We spoke about our sxsw experience, you told me what you go to school for and that you were counting down the days until the last day of your last semester. My friends (1/3 of the lazer squad) purposely left me alone with you because they are great friends but I was dumb and didn’t even catch your name.You seemed super cool, and I promise I’m not doing this just to befriend Kenny. Tell me the gate we were waiting at, the name of the school you go to/your major, and what was unique about your phone charger, and then I wont feel as dumb for not getting your number.
[postingID]Here at Since You Didn’t Ask, we feel your pain.
In many ways South By Southwest is like a pop culture thunderstorm, changing landscapes and careers and venue names. At its best, it changes careers and bands for the better and lets people from different continents fall in love. Lord knows SYDA has fallen in love a few times at SXSW.
As much fun as SXSW can be, it’s a party with a very finite closing time for the out-of-towners. Tour dates aren’t that moveable, school spring breaks end, flights have to be caught.
SYDA sympathizes–we too were at the Austin airport on Monday, watching countless black cases of musical instruments being pushed around outside security. While there we also made a new dark-haired, brown-eyed musician friend of our own (Hello, Brazil!). Luckily in our case, business cards were traded and Facebook friend requests were sent. Not everyone is so lucky in their post-SXSW airport meet-ups.
Here we’ll choose to read “dumb” as post SXSW-depleted, ouchy-footed, exhausted, and plum-tuckered out from having too much fun at our local fun establishments.
If anyone reading this knows Vacationer or lazer squad, let’s do these two a solid and help amplify this dude’s plea to the universe.
As for making a connection with someone and not getting the digits, well it happens. Sometimes bands even write songs about it.
If you go to the Vacationer site, the tune that comes up is called “Trip.”
This article originally appeared on Austinist.