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First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:31 pm
by Kaber
I'm heading over to SXSW and will have the joy of checking out Flatstock.

Any recommendations for the trip e.g

Are tubes and mylar paper on sale there.
Does stuff sell out fast?
Any particular artists (old and new) folks recommend I check out?

Thanks

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:38 pm
by kramer73
I'd bring your own tube/tubes or however you wanted to transport your purchases.

Say hi to Jay Ryan!

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:40 pm
by jojobadass
it takes about 2 solid days to get through flatstock.

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:44 pm
by nimsu8
Tubes are for sale for $5.

There is a mobile USPS station set up during the entrance.

Bring cash. There is an ATM near by. Most guys don't take credit cards.. and if they do, it is kind of a pain in the ass for them

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:46 pm
by macc5
nimsu8 wrote:There is a mobile USPS station set up during the entrance.
wow, really ? damn, what a great idea... they need that at TRPS

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:49 pm
by nimsu8
macc5 wrote:
nimsu8 wrote:There is a mobile USPS station set up during the entrance.
wow, really ? damn, what a great idea... they need that at TRPS

Been there the past 3 years, so I assume it will be there again

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 1:55 pm
by rssesq
get laid! :clap:

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:10 pm
by pj101ca
Make sure you have a shitload of cash if you plan on hitting DD or RJ's booth.

If you're going to drop a bundle, make sure you have a good story planned out for when you hit customs leaving the country

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:14 pm
by ColdSoreSuperstar
drymount the posters, get into all those insane shows. drymounted Up and HoF!

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:40 pm
by daviddelgadoh
ColdSoreSuperstar wrote:drymount the posters, get into all those insane shows. drymounted Up and HoF!
Flatstock starts before SXSW music, no? Even if it doesn't, it opens early (1pm) whereas most shows start late.

Anywho, I'll be at the film fest like last year, but I'll definitely be stopping by FS. I was goign to start a similar thread too, my main question was whether I should bring cash - thanks for that answer!
I'm also curious if stuff sells out fast though. Should I get there early and wait in line, or will most of the stuff be available within a few hours of opening?

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:42 pm
by nimsu8
daviddelgadoh wrote:
ColdSoreSuperstar wrote:drymount the posters, get into all those insane shows. drymounted Up and HoF!
Flatstock starts before SXSW music, no? Even if it doesn't, it opens early (1pm) whereas most shows start late.

Anywho, I'll be at the film fest like last year, but I'll definitely be stopping by FS. I was goign to start a similar thread too, my main question was whether I should bring cash - thanks for that answer!
I'm also curious if stuff sells out fast though. Should I get there early and wait in line, or will most of the stuff be available within a few hours of opening?
Depends on what you mean by fast.. They get most of their traffic on the weekend, so you can probably get what you want if you go during the first half of the 1st day.

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:47 pm
by pj101ca
daviddelgadoh wrote:
ColdSoreSuperstar wrote:drymount the posters, get into all those insane shows. drymounted Up and HoF!
Flatstock starts before SXSW music, no? Even if it doesn't, it opens early (1pm) whereas most shows start late.

Anywho, I'll be at the film fest like last year, but I'll definitely be stopping by FS. I was goign to start a similar thread too, my main question was whether I should bring cash - thanks for that answer!
I'm also curious if stuff sells out fast though. Should I get there early and wait in line, or will most of the stuff be available within a few hours of opening?
Austin FS is way more laid back than Seattle FS. Things don't usually sell out fast. Only reason to be there when the doors open is if you're after Horkey stuff. There's usually a line up of superdorks at the BONA booth within seconds of it opening.

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:57 pm
by wolvesatnight
pj101ca wrote:
daviddelgadoh wrote:
ColdSoreSuperstar wrote:drymount the posters, get into all those insane shows. drymounted Up and HoF!
Austin FS is way more laid back than Seattle FS. Things don't usually sell out fast. Only reason to be there when the doors open is if you're after Horkey stuff. There's usually a line up of superdorks at the BONA booth within seconds of it opening.
not any more.

eat at Stubbs BBQ, walk off your lunch on the way to the convention center, bring cash and your paypal account info, bring a large tube if you have one or spend the $5 to buy a smaller one, meet the artists and chat with them and enjoy.

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:57 pm
by pewter14
Yeeeeeeeeeah .... if someone could pick me up a White Stripes Glace Bay print from RJ for $250 or less ... I'd appreciate it ...

ok, thanks a bunch ...
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(surprised there is no mention of the Texas bbq I hear so much about?)

Re: First time at Flatstock - recommendations

Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2010 2:58 pm
by ColdSoreSuperstar
saltlick