If there is one word I can use to describe my experience so far down at South by Southwest, it would be synchronicity. On at least two occasions, I’ve mentioned people I wanted to see only to see them no more than 12 hours later, and I met a Rhode Islander working at a car company’s vendor booth!
For those that don’t know, I’m down at SXSW to enjoy the tunes and performances of some of my favorite performers and to conduct interviews for Rhode 2 Africa: Elect the Arts 2012 (R2A 2012). But for now, the pictures above show some of the fun I’ve been having with Riders Against the Storm, the Austin-based band (that used to live in RI) that I am interviewing for R2A 2012, other RI friends who are here, and some of the musicians I’ve caught, including Shane Hall, 5th Elament, and Queen Deelah.
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