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(The New Republic)   Thanks to Twitter and corporate branding, SXSW has become annual get-together of America's most contemptible tech world douchebag supremos, "an annual Woodstock for earnest twenty- and thirtysomethings who find it natural to expense their good times"   (newrepublic.com) divider line 5
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2013-05-02 11:33:10 AM  
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As an Austinite, I totally agree with this article.   Started out as a great idea in the late 80s.   Austin had a great music scene, but bands weren't getting much exposure or signed to labels because Austin was so out of the way from the big labels NYC/LA.     It's slowly devolved into an unholy alliance of blogsophere "tastemakers", corporate marketers selling their new beer, useless phone app or car to the 18-34 demo and bullshiat artist bourgeois scenesters who live off of mommy and daddy have have nothing else to do with their free time than to head to Austin to perpetually stand in line for a random week in March.
2013-05-02 11:40:43 AM  
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orclover: Caelistis: SXSW should move to Houston. The douchebags and asshats that attend it would fit in perfectly with the asshats and douchebags in Houston.

I would pay real money to get all these farkers out of Austin and off to anywhere else.


Ah ha ha, the don't move here crowd. God I love you farkers. You're like the retirement communities in college towns. "Why are all these PEOPLE here?! Ugh it's the worst"
2013-05-02 10:39:50 AM  
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It's not just SXSW.  There's festivals popping up all over the place in that same time frame, despite SXSW's efforts to block them.

Give the side stuff a try; there's something for everyone.
2013-05-02 10:14:19 AM  
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Caelistis: SXSW should move to Houston. The douchebags and asshats that attend it would fit in perfectly with the asshats and douchebags in Houston.


I would pay real money to get all these farkers out of Austin and off to anywhere else.
2013-05-02 09:28:01 AM  
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