Just a quick post before heading up to Dallas for the Ateez and then the Astro concerts later this week. I wanted to make sure I to said what a fantastic and informative time I had at the Korea Spotlight Industry Party. We all know that sometimes these ‘networking’ things can be a bit on the dull side, but this was anything but. Packed from the beginning with a mini stage show by three of the Korean music groups that would be performing later that night at the Moody Theater it never let up. ( Kirara, XXX, & Jambinai.)
The party was held at Friend’s Bar on the famous 6th Street in downtown Austin. Known as the Live Music Capital of the World Austin hosts SXSW, a mega music and technology festival every year which closes down the city center as thousands of people flock in from all over the world. The venue was packed with people from all aspects of the music scene, from fans ( well those with SXSW Music Badges and wristbands ) to CEO’s and others in the management side of the business.
Our hosts, Kocca, and MU:CON, gave out free drink coupons and put on a wonderful spread of Korean/Austin fusion food.
The Kpopjacket even received a bit of attention from photographers.
And just as the party was beginning to wind down I got a chance to have a brief chat with Kirara one of the Korea Spotlight artists.
All in all a great party, where I met and spoke with so many interesting and fun people. Learned lots of things. Plus lots of new avenues to explore.
Thank you to Kocca and MU:CON for upping their game each year, and for providing such a great venue for people to meet and share ideas and learn from each other. Thanks also to my friend, and photographer, who not only takes some great photos but who also holds my purse, phone, or drink. Thanks Sebastian.
Have a great day everyone.
All photo credits to Sebastian Gallardo and myself. Please do not copy or use without permission and accreditation.