Demand for access to artists and their SXSW playground seems to have reached an all-time high.
What was the going rate for an all-access artists wristband at SXSW? A couple of hundred bucks, maybe? Four hundred dollars--the going rate on Craigslist Austin at the beginning of the week? Or, how about this: one wristband in exchange for performing emergency root-canal surgery? It was, perhaps, the last fair deal to have gone down in Austin.
Photos by John Davidson
A couple of hours later Tania was enjoying a beef fajita salad prior to a photo shoot--but not before her publicist had to meet her outside the press tent and escort her through security. Gaining access to her own shows, one would imagine, was less of a problem.