600 SXSW Wristbands Sold Tonight Via SMS

At 7 pm, I received a text message notifying me that 600 of the $130 SXSW wristbands were going on sale TONIGHT ONLY at Waterloo Records, only to people who had signed up for the SXSW SMS notification service. I jumped up quickly and hopped into my car. I was thinking about hitting the bank, but I knew that would burn valuable time that I could be getting closer to the front of the line. Heading down Lamar, I reached 10th Street and traffic came to a stop. Sirens were blaring and a fire truck stopped right in the middle of the intersection. WTF? Plenty of people were turning around, but I knew I was close now, so I pulled my car in to park illegally at the chiropractic center and decided to hoof it to get in line. I passed the accident and saw that they were wheeling a man who seemed to have been hit by a car out on a stretcher. By the time I got to Waterloo, there were about a 100 people already in line. Luckily, it wasn’t too long before I got my wristbands and was back on my way to save my car from being towed. By 7:55, the 600 wristbands were gone.

Another text message informed me that wristbands will go on sale to the public Thursday, 2/23, at Waterloo. If you bring cash, it will probably make it easier for you.

2 Comments so far

  1. ttrentham (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2006 @ 9:19 pm

    Sure enough. I just checked my phone. Set it down for 2 hours for dinner with the kids and supervising bathtime/bedtime and look what happens. It’s a conspiracy against those with kids I tells ya. If I didn’t already have a wristband, I’d be pissed.

    Nice one, Timo.

  2. Anon (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2006 @ 7:56 am

    Then did everyone have a big public pillow fight?

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