The Belmont party was announced spur of the moment March 13. Heather Meeker thanks Mike Prasad for helping to make this whrrl “flash party” happen and Brian Solis for sparking the idea. For the first hour, Heather’s Belmont party was obviously an invite list. Then Foursquare, Whrrl and other check-in news took over.
The Belmont party was my favorite party at SXSW. I have to admit I didn’t make it to every party to compare. I also loved AllTop/Kirtsy Guy/Girl BBQ on March 14.
I began the evening checking out the line at Stubbs BBQ which was entirely too long. Stubbs had been an easy walk from my hotel, La Quinta on 11th. TechKaraoke was being hyped on FourSquare but it was far away and after 20 years in Japan, I don’t get so excited about karaoke.
Just on the next block from Stubbs however, I was able to identify a small gathering through Foursquare. Andy Sternberg, attracted by the music (Andy knows music!) was with mutual friends Mark Krynsky, Geoff Livingston, Jim Weiler, and Calvin Lee, who I enjoyed until we headed off to the Belmont party which was due to start at 11PM. We had a nice hang with great music.
All photos by Linda Sherman unless otherwise noted.