Friday was an awesome day for my SXSW journey. I woke up at 7:00am to call Happy Hour Hero to see if he was going to head downtown for the first party. He said he was going to show up at 11:00, so I went back to sleep. He calls me at 9:00 to tell me he is 5 minutes away from my house. WTF. I jump out of bed, rush to take a shower and frantically throw on a pair of jeans when he calls again saying he is outside saying I need to hurry up. Grumbling I finish getting dressed, head to the car and we make our way downtown.
Our first SXSW event was kind of a bust. We just went for the coffee and to get out of the rain, and decided to head to the Hangar to hit up the Junto Box Films Greenlight Party which Forest Whitaker was hosting. Yes I wanted to get a photo with Forest, but OPEN BAR and FREE FOOD were the phrases that pulled me in. I met a lot of cool people, we chilled there for about 4 hours and then headed out, because they kicked us out to get ready for a different party.
Next we hit up the Conduit Corner. This party was amazing because not only did they have FREE BEER but they had FREE MACARONI AND CHEESE as well as FREE OREOS and SUNDAES. Absolutely heavenly. And I got a free shirt.
Afterwards we hit up Hickory Street and I was able to try GOOD POP (coffee flavored ice pop), a HABENERO flavored PRALINE, CHAMELION COLD BREW COFFEE (AMAZING) and GREENLINGS POPCORN (though I don’t really like popcorn…sorry…it gets stuck in my gaps).
Next we hit up the Madison for PEAR HAVEN party. Another OPEN BAR with all of the free cheese you would ever want in your life time. And I want a lot of cheese within my life time.
My night ended at Cedar Street for the BLIP by Blipwest party. Again though, OPEN BAR and tons of fun . In case you haven’t gotten the picture, the theme for my SXSW is : OPEN BAR.