ROT Rally

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It is that time of year again.  Motorcycles are everywhere in Austin for the Republic of Texas Biker Rally.  My favorite event is the motorcycle parade that travels from the Rally site in North Austin to Congress Avenue Downtown.  It is pretty special to cheer for the bikers as they arrive on Congress.  This year I chose a spot in front of the Capitol Building to view the festivities.

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SXSW – Macnas

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Just when you thought SXSW had served up all of its insanity, along comes a performance company from Ireland.  Macnas describes themselves as a team that is “bringing stunning large-scale images and brilliant chaos to the streets of the world.”  They paraded down Sixth Street for SXSW and pretty much set the place on fire.  These photos will give you an idea of their brand of chaos, but please go and see them in person if you ever have the opportunity.

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SXSW by Day II

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The SXSW Interactive Festival never ceases to amaze me.  Have an empty parking lot downtown?  OK, we will install a Ferris Wheel for fun.  Or maybe an upside down church building.  Presidential traffic jams got you down?  Try to out grumpy old Grumpy Cat who is coming to town.  We also have R2-D2 and parties galore to boost your spirits.  This Festival is awesome, and it’s only the first day so far.

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Citizen Alert…

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Hello citizens of Austin.  If you have lost your cuddly lion toy, it can now be found on the South side of Town Lake just before you step onto the new Boardwalk Trail, as some kind soul has placed it on a wall for safe keeping.  As a secondary alert, the rains are over for now and sunny weather is predicted for the trail for today and tomorrow.

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