The only good reason to be at SXSW

moby at SXSW There are more conferences, un-conferences, meet-up or any number of different gatherings that seem to get larger every year. While my chances of ever A) wanting to attend any of them or B) being able to afford to go or C) even being invited in the first place is pretty slim I gotta admit this year’s SXSW conference (party) would have been a real joy for me.

It’s not that I really could of cared less who was presenting or who was screwing up some stupid ass keynote interview. No the real reason I would have love to gone is only because of one person who was slated to be there.

It turns out that Moby was booked into Austin for several gigs:

TUESDAY 3/11
SXSW FILM CLOSING/MUSIC OPENING EVENT
Sponsored by Paste Magazine and OurStage
Stubb’s Outdoor Amphitheater
Featuring: Moby (DJ set), London-based DJ duo Addictive TV, Kaki King, Sydney Wayser
Set Time: 8:45 PM

THURSDAY 3/13
THE GIBSON ROOM
SXSW DEBUT: LITTLE DEATH NYC Sponsored by Gibson Guitars
Maggie Mae’s / 323 E. 6th Street
Set Time 4:15 PM

LOU REED TRIBUTE
204 E. 4th Street
Moby performs 2 Lou Reed songs w/ friends from Little Death NYC
Set Time: 5:15 PM

FRIDAY 3/14
OFFICIAL LAST NIGHT ALBUM RELEASE PARTY
W/ TOMMY SUNSHINE, JUNKIE XL & BLACK GHOSTS
Vice Lounge / 304 E Sixth Street (& San Jacinto)
Moby DJ set set Time: 12:00 AM

Those gigs alone would have made the whole experience worthwhile for me; and ya it would have been nice to sit in on a few of the panels as well I guess.