Just a quick update to all who woke up this morning wondering how my first night went in Austin.
I finally got here at about 7 o’clock. Sadly, I missed all of the bands I wanted to see in the afternoon, but I made it and am loving it.
I was able to take in Dead To Me at the Scoot Inn for a bit. I wanted to stick around for Screeching Weasel but wanted to also see Ringworm play. The choice was made and I took off missing the punk rock drama of probably the entire week.
In case you did not hear, Ben Weasel flipped his shit last night. My pal Sam, who is a Twitter addict and follows @benweasel gave me the heads up on what I missed out on.
Apparently Ben did not want to be a part of SXSW and was having his moment letting the crowd know this when someone tossed a beer on him. Of course he did not take it kindly and when he found out it was a girl he offered $20 bucks for someone to beat her up. Moments later another girl tossed an ice cube on him and he jumped in the crowd Sebastian Bach style.
I’ll post a video later on but all I have to say about this is… What an embarrassment.
More updates as they come to me.