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.