This year you had to register for a lottery with your credit card with an Austin billing address. All wristbands are tied to a name, and you could only order two. South By Bob Noxious did the heavy lifting and I win.
I’d like to hear how many people signed up for wristbands, and if we got lucky or they successfully scared away all the people they were trying to. But I have a wristband with my name on it.
Date: Mon, 25 Feb 2008 11:50:31 -0600 From: email@example.com To: blog.shirl.com Subject: SXSW Wristband Purchase Confirmation Congratulations! Bobnoxious's entry has been chosen to purchase SXSW Music Festival Wristbands, and you were listed as his 2nd wristband recipient. You will be able to pick up your wristband at the Austin Convention Center in Exhibit Hall 4 located at 4th Street and Neches beginning Sunday, March 9th at Noon. You may pick up your wristband any time during the following operating hours: Sunday, March 9 (12pm-8pm) Monday, March 10 (9:30am-6pm) Tuesday, March 11 (10am-8pm) Wednesday, March 12 (10am-12 midnight) Thursday, March 13 (9am-10pm) Friday, March 14th (10 am to 9 pm) Saturday, March 15th (11 am to 4 pm) To pick up your wristband, you must present a government-issued photo ID matching the recipient name provided in your entry. Each individual must pick up his or her own wristband. You may not pick up a wristband for another person. All wristbands are assigned by name, and are non- transferable. The wristband will be attached to your arm at time of pick up, and must not be removed until the festival is over. Please print this receipt and bring it with you when you pick up your wristband. Your acknowledgment Code is : NONEOFYOURDB BONUS! By following the link below and filling out the wristband survey, you will enter for a chance to have your wristband(s) upgraded to a Music Badge! Make sure to enter your acknowledgment ID: NONEOFYOURDB http://secure.sxsw.com/phpESP/public/survey.php?name=wristband If you have any questions, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you, SXSW