CNET News‘s Daniel Terdiman wrote an interesting article regarding the wasteful aspects of annual South By Southwest music, film and interactive festivals in his blog Geek Gestalt. He writes:
When I took the two bags I was given as a Gold pass holder–for the interactive and film festivals–back to my hotel room, it took me more than five minutes to lay everything from them out on the floor for a photograph.
Terdiman points out that, depending on the pass, festival goers may get up to three bags-worth of swag. Having gotten one last year, I can vouch for how heavy they are — at least 8 pounds — and honestly, I don’t know what happened to mine. So I guess I’m part of the problem. Anyway, just something to keep in mind when you’re sucking down those free Lone Stars.
Tags: SXSW 2008