Spring Fling @ Giddy Ups (03/18-22/2009)

Every year, Austin hosts ‘South by Southwest’ with thousands of film, interactive media, and musicians flocking into town hoping to be seen by “the right people” and be on the road to realizing their dream of fame and fortune.

This year, in addition to SXSW, Giddy Ups held their first ‘Spring Fling Festival’……a showcase of 65 bands in 5 days!  Some new (to us) from as far away as Norway and old friends as close as ‘next door’.  They had 10 minutes between bands to switch out equipment and people with each group getting to play 50 minutes.

They said it couldn’t be done!  But, Nancy, Michael, and Tom proved them wrong!!  🙂

Take a look at the schedule and you’ll realize what an undertaking this was!

I was there on Day 1 to see John Arthur Martinez and Mike Blakely but didn’t have my camera with me.  I didn’t make that mistake again when I went back for days 4 & 5!! SpringFlingforWeb