By Lauren Peressini
Courtesy of Do512.
In my personal utopia, I’m not currently in D.C., but rather in Austin, Texas. When I hear Texas I think of Sandy from SpongeBob, cowboy boots, barbeque, and Republicans. Basically, a laundry list of my dislikes. However, South by Southwest is a jigsaw puzzle of all of my favorite things; a Dr. Martens event, Snoop Dogg, a large majority of my iTunes library live, film screenings, a panel about Grumpy Cat, funky fried food, and people who are genuinely passionate about what they create. In lieu of raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens I would have a ‘Platinum Badge’ to the set of film, music, and interactive conferences and festivals.