On the Scene at SXSW: Food Trucks, Swag, Nick Offerman Serenading Moviegoers and More

Mar 14, 2012 Comments ()
  • Food trailers were all over downtown Austin this SXSW and were a popular way to grab a quick bite.
  • No, Austin didn't get a freak snowstorm and deer invasion -- this is the Nokia Dome, set up in a parking lot for parties and promotions.
  • Filmmaker Jay Duplass and the cast of The Do-Deca Pentathlon at the movie's SXSW premiere. 
  • Like last year, each SXSW theater had an status board for upcoming screenings, so you could tell what was already sold out (or about to) ... 
  • But this year, the fest also continually updated a "Virtual Status Board" so you could keep track of availability on the go.
  • Pedicabs, clustered around the Austin Convention Center, were a popular way to get around downtown without being stuck in automotive gridlock.
  • Nick Offerman seemed to mistake the premiere of Somebody Up There Likes Me for a music venue, serenading the audience with "Rhinestone Cowboy."
  • SXSW volunteers gave out a lot of swag bags this year.
  • Actor/producer Nick Offerman, actor Keith Poulson, and writer/director Bob Byington at the Q&A after the Somebody Up There Likes Me premiere.
  • The State Theatre at night.
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