Austin finds success with SXSWLoading
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    A pedicab crosses the Congress Avenue Bridge with Austin's Capitol in the background. Austin's numerous pedicabs are a common way to get to South by Southwest event venues, which are scattered across the city. Originally launched in 1987 as a music festival, the annual March event now includes music, technology, film and education, plus an ecology event in the fall. Austin, Texas, March 9, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    An overflow crowd attends a South by Southwest Interactive session, “ How Twitter Has Changed How We Watch TV.” The interactive portion of the festival had about 30,000 participants in 2013. Austin, Texas, March 9, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    SXSW Film, which was added to the annual music festival in 1994, featured 486 speakers and screened 133 films in March 2013. There were about 16,000 film conference participants in 2013. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Attendees charge devices at a charging station at the Austin Convention Center during South by Southwest Interactive. The annual technology event had 30,000 attendees and featured 1,000 conference sessions in numerous locations around the city. Austin, Texas, March 9, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Elon Musk, co-founder of PayPal and CEO and CTO of SpaceX, and CEO and Chief Product Architect of Tesla Motors, gives a keynote address at SXSW Interactive, making a succinct but compelling argument for why now is the time to colonize Mars. Keynote addresses are simulcast to other festival locations. Austin, Texas, March 9, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    In 2013, SXSW gave out a lot of swag bags with 30,621 registered conference participants for interactive, 25,119 for music and 16,297 for film. Austin, Texas, March 8, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Psychedelic alt-rockers The Flaming Lips play an intimate show for a few hundred fans at The Belmont during South by Southwest. The band debuted their new album, “The Terror,” the following day at the 10,000-plus capacity Auditorium Shores. During the festival, more than 2,200 bands play at more than 100 venues. Austin, Texas, March 14, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Conference attendees purchase badges for access to music, film and interactive events (or all three), but wristbands are also available for each festival, and are used for access to special events and venues. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Crowds pack Sixth Street in downtown Austin for SXSW 2013. Total attendance at the conference was 150,000. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    South by Southwest Interactive uses numerous locations throughout Austin for its 1,034 conference sessions, including Wanderlust, a downtown yoga studio. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    A woman shows off her Hula hoop talents during a free music show sponsored by the influential music blog Brooklyn Vegan. The event featured Camper Van Beethoven, Robyn Hitchcock, Delorean, Savages, Marnie Stern, Anamanaguchi at The Main & The Jr. During the festival, more than 2,200 bands play at more than 100 venues. Austin, Texas, March 13, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    A group of "geeks" offer up free problem-solving on Austin's historic Sixth Street during South by Southwest Interactive. Originally an annual music festival, SXSW has become something of a high-powered amalgam of TED Talks, a massive trade technology show, an enormous music festival, the Sundance Film Festival and spring break all rolled into one. Austin, Texas, March 10, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Scaffolding is erected for what will become the Doritos #Boldstage in downtown Austin during SXSW. In 2013 there were 2,278 musical acts playing at more than 100 venues. Austin, Texas, March 8, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    A band busks on Red River Street during SXSW. During the festival, more than 2,200 bands play at more than 100 venues. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Anil Dash, co-founder of Activate, interviews Dennis Crowley, CEO & co-founder of Foursquare, on the evolution of location-based services. Two notable products that launched or simply took off at SXSW include Foursquare and Twitter. Austin, Texas, March 11, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    In March every year, Austin’s South by Southwest festival is the place to be for people in technology, film and music. In 2013 SXSW had 41,700 badge holders with the combined SXSW festivals injecting $218.2 million dollars into the local economy. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Austin's pedicabs are a common way to get to South by Southwest event venues, which are spread throughout the city. Austin, Texas, March 8, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Fees for parking in downtown Austin during SXSW averaged $20 a day with lots close to the Austin Convention Center filling up early in the day. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Austin’s food trucks help keep the masses fed during SXSW. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    A local resident holds a daily yard sale during SXSW to take advantage of the foot traffic in his neighborhood. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Minor Characters from Chicago was one of the many bands hoping for exposure at SXSW. In 2013 SXSW featured 2,278 musical acts, including 597 from 55 countries playing at more than 100 venues. Austin, Texas, March 13, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    An interactive art installation was available at the SXSW Eco Light Garden at Republic Square Park downtown during the nine-day South by Southwest festival. Austin, Texas, March 14, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    SXSW receives considerable attention from online, print and broadcast media. According to an impact report, SXSW had 458 million broadcast, print and online impressions in 2013. Austin, Texas, March 8, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Two friends create a Texas-themed animated gif at the SXSW Interactive trade show at the Austin Convention Center. The trade show featured 571 exhibitors. Austin, Texas, March 11, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Many streets in downtown Austin are closed during the nine-day South by Southwest festival. In 2013, the total number of SXSW attendees -- defined as someone who attended at least one SXSW activity -- was 150,000. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    An 8-foot-tall statue of Willie Nelson, one of Austin's legendary musicians, graces the corner of Willie Nelson Boulevard and Lavaca Street, near Austin City Limits' Moody Theater. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    In 2012 CNN covered SXSW from the “CNN Grill,” taking over Max’s Wine Dive downtown. Austin, Texas, March 2012.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Police confront a man on a rolling bed on Sixth Street in downtown Austin during SXSW. Crime during SXSW is relatively low, with cell phone thefts in bars a common occurrence. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Streetlights and trees in downtown Austin are wrapped in plastic to protect them from an onslaught of promotional fliers during South by Southwest. In 2013 there were 2,278 musical acts playing at more than 100 venues. Artist attendance (including crew), is estimated at 22,600. Austin, Texas, March 2013,
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Product promotion is not limited to the trade show floor at SXSW Interactive. A prospective customer is lassoed by a crew promoting Lasso, an app for sharing photos. The 2013 SXSW trade show featured 571 exhibitors. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Joe Ciarallo of Salesforce.com, Edmund Lee of Bloomberg News, Greg Galant of Shorty Awards & Muck Rack, and Mike Isaac of All Things Digital participate in a panel discussion at SXSW Interactive, “Sources in the Social Media Age.” Originally launched as an annual music festival, SXSW has become a high-powered amalgam of TED Talks, a massive trade technology show, an enormous music festival, the Sundance Film Festival and spring break all rolled into one. Austin, Texas, March 9, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    “Good Morning America” makes an appearance at SXSW in 2012. SXSW receives considerable attention from online, print and broadcast media. According to an impact report, in SXSW had over 458 million broadcast, print and online impressions in 2013. Austin, Texas, March 2012.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    In addition to exhibiting at the trade show, vendors set up venues in the city. The Spotify House at SXSW featured free food and merchandise, plus numerous live music performances. Spotify is a digital music-streaming service. Austin, Texas, March 15, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Alabama Shakes was one of the buzz bands of SXSW 2012. Music success stories from SXSW include such diverse acts as The White Stripes, John Mayer and Hansen. Austin, Texas, March 15, 2012.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    Can We Network buses were rolling the streets of Austin during SXSW 2013 offering free giveaways, live music, munchies, beverages and swag. Products successfully launched at Austin's annual SXSW Interactive festival have included Twitter and Foursquare. Austin, Texas, March 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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    A fan checks out a schedule of bands playing the “The British Music Embassy” showcase at Latitude 30 in downtown Austin. In 2013 SXSW Music featured 2,278 acts including 597 from 55 countries playing at more than 100 venues. Artist attendance (including crew and “posse”), is estimated at 22,600. Austin, Texas, March 12, 2013.
    Lisa Howard | lhoward@sacbee.com
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