In all of my years living in Austin, I have not attended a SXSW show. I don't really have a good reason except that I have good intentions on going, but then the festival comes and goes and I don't go see a show. I have also been curious to see some of the films, but I am going to stick to music this year.
This year Jim and I took a day off to go see some shows that are hopefully free. We are limited with our show times because we have a wedding rehearsal at 6pm and we don't to be late or too tipsy. :o) I know free shows are out there, now we just have to find them. The Austinist.com ( http://austinist.com/) has been a good resource as well as the SXSW website (sxsw.com/music. ).
Is anybody planning on going or do you have any recommendations?