My plan, mentioned yesterday, of following Amanda Palmer worked a little too well. We both attended A Conversation with Nick Cave in the Convention Center. Then, 20 minutes later, I nearly tripped her in the Starbucks down the street. (I don’t even like Starbucks! If there are any other coffee shop options in Austin, please let me know.) Finally, I saw Palmer at the interview she was doing with Paste, my only planned interaction of the day.
Maybe if I wear a different hat today she won’t recognize me.
Have some pictures!
Nick Cave poses for photographers then shunned us for the rest of his talk. He spoke mostly about heroin and Germany. (Is it just me or do there seem to be an abundance of heroin in Austin? There are strung-out parties around every corner this year. Oh, those kids.)
Amanda Palmer and cameras at Blackheart for Paste Magazine. I’m pretty sure they are posting their videos online. My planned day evolved into me mostly staying at this venue for the Newport Folk Fest showcase later that night.
Amanda, I love you.
At this point I headed to ACL for the Nerdist and Cirque performance. They said I couldn’t bring my camera in even though I have a tag. I leave. Womp. I head back to Blackheart.
Today I am looking forward to (whether I make it or not) The Anatomy of Amanda Fucking Palmer panel at 12:30, (I hope she doesn’t see me), a Jared Leto panel at 2pm, which was confirmed on his site last week but only yesterday with SXSW, Depeche Mode interview at 5pm, He’s My Brother She’s My Sister at Sonos Studios at 5pm (RSVP required), Pyyramids (Tim Norwind from OK Go) at the Hanger Lounge at 8pm followed by a Shiny Toy Guns DJ set, Sam Doores and the Tumbleweekds at the White Horse, and Divine Fits at the IFC Crossroads House at 1am.