For the first time in 6 years, I decided to attend the BBQ and Softball Tournament to wrap up SxSW. All badge holders and volunteers are invited. It tends to mostly be an Austin crowd, since the people from out of town use this Sunday as a travel day.
Attending was a no-brainer, since my fridge was completely empty, and I figured I had already payed for the food, so I might as well go eat. Fortunately, the weather turned for the better once again, and the rise in temperature to the low 60's made for a nice, leisurely Sunday afternoon.
As my friend Frank said, the BBQ serves as an anchor to let you know that SxSW is finally over. After eating and talking with various friends, I ruminated on the previous 9 day odyssey. I didn't have any major regrets, but decided that I need to remember to bring a real camera, since my iPhone camera is only effective in good lighting.
Barring an unexpected change in the economy, I fully intend to make SxSW 2011 my 7th straight year with a badge. In addition, I want to set the goal of forming a band, have it start playing out again, and then hopefully obtaining a showcase.