if you grew up on skate videos like I did, this is a really special piece.
This is why the slams portion of those videos were always the most inspiring. Seeing the amazing tricks made you dream, and seeing people mess up doing them gave you hope.
Hi Austin. Fuck SXSW. There… I said it.
Here, the music comes last. 5 minute set-up, no sound check, 15 minute set. The “music” element is all a front, it’s the first thing to be compromised. Corporate money everywhere but in the hands of the artists, at what is really just a glorified corporate networking party. Drunk corporate goons and other industry vampires and cocaine. Everyone is drunk, being cool. “Official” bureaucracy and all their mindless rules. Branding, branding, branding. It’s bullshit… sorry.
Someone didn’t have a good time at SXSW.