Sunday, April 03, 2011

SXSW: Sunday-Day

We started our Sunday by heading to east Austin for the Mess With Texas Fest. Deer Tick was playing and, well, we were excited to see them. We got there a little early and were able to catch most of The Growler's set. The Growler's are from Costa Mesa, California and they play gothic/Hawaiian/Surf music (according to their myspace page).
I was diggin' their gothic/hawaiian/surf sound and wanted to go take some pics of them producing said sound. I walked up to the stage, took out my camera, aaaaaaaaaaaaaaan.....nothing. Error message, actually. My shutter was not working. Say What?
That very morning, I pulled my camera bag off the bed and the camera fell out. I thought it was securely strapped inside of the bag but noooooooo. Not so. When it dropped, I turned it on and it seemed to be ok. I packed it in the bag and decided to not tell Dale. Well, flash forward to me trying to take pics of The Growlers only to be met with the terrifying error message that basically told me my fancy camera was now nothing but a fancy paperweight.

Now I had to tell Dale. I told him that something was wrong with the camera. I did not tell him I dropped it that morning and that was what was wrong. I thought he might be able to fix it and I would be off the hook.He examined it, could not fix it, and wondered why it was not working. That is when I had to tell him. Here is my video confession:

Awkward.
He was surprised that I was not completely forthcoming with him in the first place. I was just so dang embarrassed that it happened. He told me "this is why we can't have nice things." Soon, I will send the Nikon off for repair. Keep your fingers crossed.

Thankfully, soon after my confession, Deer Tick came on next and rocked the hell out of east Austin. We were able to forget about our troubles for about 40 minutes. After that, we went to the San Jose to catch White Denim, went to the Snack Bar for some quinoa, and then went home for some rest and air conditioning. It was hot, ya'll! We did not stay home for good. We had some night shows to attend. Next post will be the last SXSW 2011 post. It will also contain information regarding my favorite new (to me) artist found during the festival!

2 Comments:

Blogger Kimberly June said...

lol! How could anyone be mad at you? Adorable confession.

10:31 PM  
Blogger "Miss Bee" said...

I wish we would have gone down earlier - would have loved to see Deer Tick. Sorry to hear about the camera!

5:42 PM  

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