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Michael Corcoran (@michaelcorcoran) was there (#tweetsfromsxsw1989)

Staff Writer
Austin 360

1. "That registration line was insane. That's 20 minutes of my life I won't get back."

2. "Some band just handed me an album. Haven't they heard of cassettes?"

3. "Do you know where Saturday's day party is?"

4. "Austin learned its lesson from the Armadillo. No way they're tearing down Liberty Lunch for an office building."

5. "I'm in such a hurry I'm gonna have to grab lunch from a food trailer. Where's the nearest construction site?"

6. "We can either see Mojo Nixon tonight for free or pay $50 to see him next year at the Erwin Center."

7. "Tacos for breakfast? Sounds crazy, but they have them in Austin. And they put limes in their bottles of Corona beer."

8. "Let's just take a cab to Salt Lick. How much could it be?"

9. "So, besides the Austin Music Awards, what else are you excited about this week?"

10. "They used to be a punk band, but now they play roots music. With punk energy."

11. "Listen, I paid $20 for this wristband and I WILL get in to see Scruffy the Cat."

12. "To give it more of an international flavor, SXSW needs to book more Cajun acts."

13. "I'm not 100% sure, but I think the Spin party is either in room 1703 or 1307."

14. "This party's supposed to be music industry only, but I'm pretty sure those three guys work at Thundercloud."

15. "They need to get someone hip, with an opinion, to keynote. Someone like Michelle Shocked."

16. "Omigod, that's Peter Zaremba!"

17. "SXSW is a good idea, but they're going to need to rely on the revenue from the Austin Chronicle to survive."

18. "One day this thing might be bigger than Aquafest. OK, I'm wasted."

19. "I heard they were going to have a hip-hop act this year, but couldn't find a corporate sponsor."

20. "Wow, I just gave my business card to music industry bigwig Jim Fouratt."