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#1 Zulu

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 04:01 PM

I'm plan on going to SXSW in 2017 in Austin, TX and am looking for RV campground recommendations.


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#2 Kevin H

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Posted 22 April 2016 - 04:36 PM

Austin Lonestar is a great park.  We lived there four years prior to retiring and getting on the road.   Here is a video on it.  I suggest you contact them immediately as they book up quickly a long way in advance of SXSW.


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#3 RonMon

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:13 AM

Probably a dumb question since I lived in the Dallas area for 40+ years (left in mid '80's) but what is "SXSW"?
Don't remember hearing of it before.
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Posted 24 April 2016 - 07:27 AM

Probably a dumb question since I lived in the Dallas area for 40+ years (left in mid '80's) but what is "SXSW"?
Don't remember hearing of it before.
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South by Southwest.  It's a party...............with some music thrown in.



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Posted 24 April 2016 - 01:45 PM

 
South by Southwest.  It's a party...............with some music thrown in.



Lol... yep.

Actually, it's an indy music festival that also occasionally brings in big names. But lately it has also been a bit of a technology expo, as Austin is quickly becoming techy.

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Posted 24 April 2016 - 06:19 PM

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#7 RonMon

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 03:55 PM

Lol... yep.

Actually, it's an indy music festival that also occasionally brings in big names. But lately it has also been a bit of a technology expo, as Austin is quickly becoming techy.

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OK. so...... what os "an indy music festival????
Guess I've led a sheltered life!
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Edited by RonMon, 25 April 2016 - 03:58 PM.


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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:01 PM

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OK. so...... what os "an indy music festival????
Guess I've led a sheltered life!
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Independent labels... not the major music recording studios.  So an indie music festival is the musical equivalent to something like the Sundance Film Festival.

 

And we're all sheltered in one way or another.  I just happen to know about SXSW because I live just down the highway from Austin.  If I recall, President Obama made a presentation of some sort at the SXSW this past year.  (Can't remember what the topic was... something about technology, I think.)


Stephen & Karen and our six boys, ages 20, 20, 18, 16, 13, & 10
Stephen - Military retiree (as of summer 2012) & current DOI employee  (Big Bend National Park)
Karen - Homeschooling stay-at-home mom & veteran
San Antonio, Texas

Fulltimed May 2013 - July 2014 (yes, all eight of us!)
Open Range "Rolling Thunder" (H396RGR - fifth wheel toy hauler bunkhouse) - SOLD
Ford F-350 diesel dually - for the camper
Ford E-350 fifteen passenger van - for the crew

Our unfinished travel blog: http://coach-and-six.blogspot.com/


#9 Kevin H

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 05:19 PM

Here's a link to the main S (south) X (by) SW (southwest) web site.  Lots of music, films and celebrities.  Oh, yeah - and lots of parties.  Kind of the Cannes Festival for Independent Music and Filmmakers.  What started out small is now very big-time in the industry.


Edited by Kevin H, 25 April 2016 - 05:20 PM.

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 07:20 PM

It's a long shot, but Pecan Grove RV Park is the only centrally located RV park in the city. We tried to stay there our final days in Austin without luck, so there aren't a lot of spots up for grabs.


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#11 RonMon

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Posted 25 April 2016 - 09:44 PM

Thanks for the education.
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Posted 31 December 2016 - 08:08 PM

SXSW Update . . .
 
We were able to get into the Pecan Grove campground during SXSW . . . at only $100/day.
 
If you're going, there are Volunteer Opportunities at SXSW.


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