Sunday, March 6, 2016

Obama and SXSW

I just found that President Obama and the First Lady are going to speak at South by South West in Austin. Here is the press release.

SXSW is honored to announce President Barack Obama will appear as part of a Keynote Conversation at SXSW Interactive on Friday, March 11 and First Lady Michelle Obama will be the opening Keynote at SXSW Music on Wednesday, March 16. This marks the first time in the 30-year history of SXSW that a sitting President and the First Lady have participated in the event.

So Obama is speaking on 3/11 . In Austin, you can dial 3-1-1 and get information about Austin.  It could also be 3 11's  to equal 33. That is a favorite of Mason's.  An eleven date being used with a president coming to Texas makes me nervous because of JFK being shot on 11/22. 

If there is a University of Texas football game going on, the city of Austin can be difficult to get around because of gridlock. SXSW is really bad about this and I usually try to stay away from Austin every year because the city is in lock down. I cannot image what it will be like with the President and First Lady there. What a nightmare for the Secrete Service. The motto of Austin is Keep Austin Weird. There is an odd crowd in Austin  on a good day much less with all that is going on with SXSW.  I hope he is able to speak and get out of there safely. 

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