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GOT SXSW FOMO? South by Southwest, and your life belongs to the fear of missing out on the coolest part of the annual festival. Over 38,000 people are expected to attend over 5,000 events over ten days and nights... it's going to get a little hairy. To help break things down, timeRAZOR has compiled facts and tips to help you beat FOMO before it beats you. SXSW takes over Austin next month for nine days of mayhem. From March 9-18, 2012, Austin belongs to AUSTIN, TX Local Aftermath in 2011 How did Austin survive the storm of people? Very well, apparently. 45% SXSW NO VACANCY 49.185 room nights SXSW was responsible for pumping roughly $168 million into the Austin economy. There were 103 official SXSW parties. Local music venues saw an average revenue increase of 45 percent in the month were booked in 74 official hotels. of March over their next highest month. 2011 Festivities Every year, SXSW expands its performance and prominence-2011 was no different. 2,098 92 stages. were selected from the Bands and musical artists musical acts 10,915 bands that applied. spread out across were chosen from 140 feature films and 153 curated shorts 4,91 submissions. Not So Local Participants in the festival came from all over the country and across the world. 19,364 16,535 13,409 2,941 1.541 2,508 MEDIA IN ATTENDANCE MEDIA IN ATTENDANCE MEDIA IN ATTENDANCE "AMUSIC MFILM INTERVCTIAE FOREIGN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED FOREIGN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED FOREIGN COUNTRIES REPRESENTED 53 37 63 Where are the registrants from? SOUTHWEST WEST NORTHEAST INTERNATIONAL "AMUSIC 27% 20% 21% 6% 7% 19% NFILM 39% 27% 18% 4% 5% 7% INTERVCTIAE 24% 23% 24% 9% 10% 10% 2012 The more (money), the merrier, it seems. Different levels of badges are available, depending what you want to see and how much you want to spend. SXSW PARKING AT SXSW!!? I KNOW A PLACE REALLY! WHERE AT? LET ME CHECK... Talk to your friends who have rocked SXSW before. They might provide you with additional advice for your grand plan. Maybe they Tips! Look over the events and make a schedule. South By Southwest turns Austin The Austin Convention Center is on its head, so the best course of action is to be ready. SXSW offers a few tips for first-time attendees: over 880.000 square feet, and there's lot happening at once. You may not be able to see everything, but you can see your favorites with a little planning. You know parking tricks, have a few local hook-ups, or can tell you which band is overrated. don't want to miss a band and have to wait for them to reunite at Coachella. If you're flying, research Study the festival maps online-you don't want to get South By South-lost. Also, study up on the local bars and Pack for anything and everything. Weather can be unpredictable and you'll be at many types of events. shuttles, car rentals, and public transportation options. going to be crowded and busy. If you're driving there, research alternate routes and restaurants. You may be going to SXSW Austin's downtown for your ears and eyes, but Austin has a lot to offer your liver and stomach. Consider the full-body experience. cheap parking lots. Also, be sure to pack enough Funyuns for the road trip. SXSW is Coming. And so is timeRAZOR.X timeRAZOR Created By COLUMN FIVE FOR MORE INFO, VISIT WWW.TIMERAZOR.COM NEVER MISS OUT SOURCE: SXSW.COM // PHOTOS: AUSTIN, TX BY FLICKR USER LUCA.SARTONI; SINGER JAMES VINCENT MCMORROW BY FLICKR USER P A H PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPANTS PARTICIPANTS SOUTHEAST MIDWEST *NUMBERS ARE APPROXIMATE


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SXSW takes over Austin next month for nine days of mayhem. From March 9-18, 2012, Austin belongs to South By Southwest, and your life belongs to the fear of missing out on the coolest part of the annu...


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