SXSW 2014: a week of free drinks, free food and all of your favorite bands within walking distance. Sounds terrible, right? Judging from the sentiment of attendees--it kinda was. Last week, when a bajillion people descended onto the city of Austin--ready to pitch their wares, build their brands, showcase their bands and network with people in the tech, film and music biz--they were not prepared for the chaos that would befall upon them.
The attendees who expected easy, free-flowing booze throughout the day and thought that they might just casually catch a set or two by the next big breakout band had another thing coming. Lines, mostly. You couldn't "casually" catch anything without waiting in line for it. But also bad weather, expensive everything, inadequate public transportation, too many people and difficulty navigating schedules. Wah! We've collected the whiniest tweets of the week here. There are complaints about everything from the wind and rain to Lady Gaga and Kanye. Enjoy!