Sunday, March 17, 2013

BW's Top Moments From SXSW

Posted By on Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 5:00 PM

So much has happened at SXSW, it's hard to narrow it down in any way. Every direction you turn, there is something bizarre and wondrous. Still, here are some of my top moments from the last week, Buzzfeed-style.

This bold innovator’s “business plan”:

This band that played before Dave Grohl's keynote:

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These tiles that changed color when you stepped on them:


This hand-held DJ station:


This robot Skype screen, straight out of Demolition Man:

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This Delorean that pulled up next to me (Seriously, who drives a Delorean through a crowd like that?):


This screamo band that set up full stacks in the middle of a pedestrian bridge over the river at 2 a.m.—and had a huge crowd:


This solar cellphone charging station:


And, finally, this exchange between two panelists that were the final words of the Album Release Strategies for the 21st Century panel:

Marketing guy at Sony Records: "There's only one thing that's ever sold in this business and that's great songs. You can't sell shit."

Publicist who had discussed her work with Justin Bieber: "Yes you can."

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