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SXSW 2008 – Day Two


I know you think Chicago does Mexican food well, but you’re wrong. El Chilito is the perfect example of why. A small place just outside of the city and it has the best breakfast tacos and pork tacos I’ve ever had. Breakfast tacos are a standard out here, not a rarity. So the day started with El Chilito, and then I was off to interview Doug Benson, the pot-smoking star of “Super High Me.”

Just like pot, and just like the movie, he was nice, relaxing, but really nothing was accomplished. Good times. He asked where I was from, and when I told him Chicago he said, “I’ll be there performing April 4 and 5.” And while I responded with a sorry, that I would be out of town (taking down

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SXSW 2008 – Day One

Day One – SXSW (film festival in Austin, TX)

I am popping my film festival cherry. I’ve been reviewing films for a couple years now and getting paid to attend a fest was a goal of mine. Plus, Texas in March, avoiding the hellacious Chicago winter… what could be better?

I arrived to 38 degree temperatures, rain, and an insane wind. It felt better in Chicago. Everyone I have met up with so far has said, “Thanks for bringing the weather with you.” It’s like there was a memo sent out, and that’s the joke they all decided to go with.

Luckily Friday, with the start of the film festival came 60 degree temperatures. I was a beaver that was eager so I was one of the first in line to register. After

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