SXSW 2009: Saturday Brunch Briefing

Did you know that we made it back to the hotel at 5:30 this morning?

And that, when we finally woke up this am, it was actually nearly pm? Oh, and our Flixwagon phones are no longer working?

I’m telling you all of this in an attempt to explain why a) Our Saturday Breakfast Briefing is actually more of a Brunch Briefing; and b) we have no video to go with said briefing.

Still, that doesn’t mean we didn’t actually have a meeting, because after a very hectic Friday night — including performances by Metallica and Asher Roth — we needed to regroup, because Saturday is shaping up to be just as big.

For a full rundown of the final day at South By Southwest (Kanye West!), keep reading below.

Saturday is full of interviews — Rick Ross, Bun B and Kid Cudi, to name just a few — and celebified day parties, including Rachael Ray’s second-annual soiree (sets by the Hold Steady, the Airborne Toxic Event, and Ra Ra Riot), Perez Hilton’s glitzy “One Night In Austin” event, featuring Ladyhawke and Little Boots, and tonight, perhaps the most anticipated show of SXSW: the G.O.O.D. Music party, rumored to feature a set from none other than Kanye West.

We haven’t received official confirmation of K Weezy, but let’s just say that, aside from Metallica’s “surprise” gig at Stubb’s last night, it’s the second worst-kept secret of South By.

So, yeah … gonna be a big day. And keep in mind that we fly out at 7 am Sunday, which means … yep, once again, no sleep for us.


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