2009 SXSW: Day 1

As a music photographer, South By Southwest is a dream come true. I have been wanting to go to Austin, TX for this yearly event for many years, but only just got the chance this year. And it was great. I decided to make this trip a fun getaway with my husband and friends, rather than focusing on shooting non-stop, so I didn’t try for a media pass. Instead, I took pictures where I could, but just soaked in the whole experience without any demands on me. It was nice to sit back and relax.

We set out for SXSW on a Tuesday afternoon with our good friends, Last Fast Action. Good thing we’re friends, because we spent a long time in the van together. From Chicago, Austin is a 20+ hour drive. (more…)