02:29 PM on 03/22/12
wait. what were we talking about?
I just want to thank everyone who read over this today. Whether you had a positive thing to say or a negative one about how I'm a dick - that's cool, you're more than entitled to your opinion and I really appreciate you guys having some sort of response to this.
This year wasn't a COMPLETE black cloud. I saw a lot of really great bands and met a lot of really great people and got to hang out with a lot of friends I usually only see every once in a while.
Maybe I'm a soar thumb. Music just means a lot to me. I'm not saying sponsorships are a bad thing, they're a part of the business and they end up making a lot of things happen that won't otherwise come to fruition. A sponsor should just be a brand on the side of a stage or a free drink as a compliment - it should never overshadow WHY you're there to begin with and that's all I was trying to say through all of this. I'll always attend SXSW because a) it's in my backyard and b) there's always someone I want to spit ideas off of or a band to catch.
Thank you all again. It means a lot that any of you even give a shit to what I have to say. If you disagree with me, that's great. That's the power of having an honest opinion.