For a SXSW event tonight, They screened Ghost in the Shell with the backdrop of downtown Austin. It was a nice evening to sit out at the Long Center Terrace and watch the film.
Who knew there was an art gallery at the Long Center? I met this lovely individual and her friends tonight – Hallie Rae Ward. I wanted to spend more time taking photos of her art, but we started chatting, and then the Austin Ballet was beckoning.
The Austin Ballet will be going on tour throughout the People’s Republic of China in October. To celebrate this event, they had an awesome performance tonight called “To China, with Love” at the Long Center. They don’t let you take photos of the ballet dancers, but the Long Center, its gorgeous view of Austin, and the inside seating area is fair game. These photos will give you a feel of what it is like to attend an event put on by the Austin Ballet.
Tonight’s first ever concert at the Skyline Theater at the Long Center was Boston. Styx kicked it off. If you have any questions about seeing Boston in concert, I can recommend them. They sounded so good tonight. Here are several photos from the concert – from start to finish, day to night.
Getting near the Presidential Motorcade is probably the closest I will ever get to President Obama. The Presidential Limo was looking pretty good today. It was reported that he stopped for some Torchy’s Tacos in South Austin on his way to the SXSW event at the Long Center. The crowds were out in force this afternoon, along with a few protesters and tons of security. There were police motorcycles, vehicles, horses, foot patrol, boats, and helicopters. President Obama then took off across an empty 1st Street Bridge on his way to the next event of the day.