My best friend and cousin Dayna Nicole came to SXSW with me this year and I think we both had a great time. I can’t speak for Dayna, but I really think she got everything she was looking for from the trip to Austin.
You see, last year was my first time attending the SXSW conference and I enjoyed myself but I also worked really hard to get the stories, interviews and exclusives I got. While waiting 3 hours in the rain for the Facebook Developer Garage, which was featuring a follow-up Q&A session with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. And in my soggy state, I found myself complaining on the phone to Dayna. She responded that she was a tad jealous she wasn’t there and that she really wanted to go to SXSW next year.
Seriously? Seriously. If hearing laments of standing in the rain for hours sounds like a good time to anyone, then you know they’re serious about attending a conference such as SXSW.