The first day at SXSW is about getting your bearings. Shaking off the jet lag, figuring out what you forgot to pack, remembering how long the lines can be and how the overwhelming crowds can sometimes part for a moment to give you a perfect look at a band you fall in love with on the spot.
While dozens of Oklahoma bands drove several hours to play SXSW, two Stillwater natives only had to drive a few miles. That’s because they’ve lived in Austin for eight years.
Singer Daniel Pruitt and guitarist Garrett Hellman grew up in Stillwater from an early age. They played in the band Shiloh Fivecoat and both went to Oklahoma State University – Daniel studied English and Garrett studied Electrical Engineering.
The South by Southwest Tradeshow Exhibit is an impressive sight. Hundreds of booths fill the exhibit hall with large companies such as IBM next to small video game developers and smartphone app startups.
Thousands of creatives from music, film, interactive and many others invade Austin, Texas this week for the 2014 South by Southwest Conference and Festival.
In its fourth consecutive year, The Buffalo Lounge provides exposure for participating Oklahoma companies and talent, while promoting the state as a front runner in the film, music and interactive industries. The Buffalo Lounge hosts three days of Oklahoma film, interactive and music events, starting today in Austin, Texas.