Assuming you’ve singed up to one of the many SXSW mailing lists, you’ll know that it’s ‘Thirty Days To go’ until we all descend on Austin and the residents boost their pension funds with some strategic AirBNB listing. So here’s The Baby’s thirty day checklist.
- SXSW Badge purchased, flights book, hotel confirmed?
You might as well make sure of the basics, otherwise it will be quite embarrassing when March comes round.
- Valid passport? Visas and ESTAs up to date?
The international traveller needs to navigate the border, so check the paperwork is in order.
- Break in your boots.
There’s a lot of walking at SXSW and if you’ve bought a nice new pair of shoes, can we suggest you start breaking them in now to prevent blisters once the SXSW fun gets under way. And if you’re stuck behind a desk, start doing some endurance training.
- Buy your earplugs.
Because much as you all love music, your ears have to last you a lifetime.
- Business cards, stickers, and any other tat.
Even if you’re going to SXSW on your own, you’ll soon realise business cards rule. Get to the printers now and stock up before the rush order pricing takes hold.
What else have we missed? Have you got something you always do ahead of time that you never forget?