Well, we’ve done it. We’ve finally finished our coverage of SXSW 2011. It was the best of times (Pee-wee Herman in the house!) and the worst of times (Punky Brewster stepped on my foot!) We had a lot of fun while working harder than anyone should have to work in Austin, where there are tacos to eat and Lone Star to drink. During the ten-day interactive, film and music festival, we hosted online celebrities, A-listers, rock stars, internet gurus, comedians, directors, actors, country legends, podcasters, writers, indie producers, and strat makers. Each star was interviewed by one of our hosts: Matt Singer (film), Alex Blagg (interactive) , and Ted Leo (music) and we captured each conversation and all the performances on film and transmitted over the pipes and tubes of the internet to share with our viewers. From Felicia Day to Emmylou Harris to Sir Bob Geldof we talked to them all about their work, their dreams, and what they wanted to see at SXSW 2011. So, what were our favorite moments of SXSW? We thought you would never ask:
1. Conan O’Brien stopped by IFC’s home away from home and we all died a little from the awesomeness. Starstruck hardly covers what we felt while Team Coco was in the house.
2. Liz Phair deserves every accolade she’s been given over the years. Her set at IFC’s Crossroads House was sprinkled with hits from “Whipsmart,” “Exile in Guyville” and her latest album “Funstyle” and the crowd went wild:
3. Matt Singer was supposed to interview “Fubar” director Michael Dowse with the stars of the mockumentary Terry and Dean, but Dean never made it to SXSW. You’ll have to watch the interview to find out why.
4. The Kills played a full set of favorite hits including “No Wow” as well as material from their new album “Blood Pressures”. The glamorous duo set the house on fire and everyone was too busy rocking to put it out.
5. Finally, when Marc Maron, Scott Aukerman, and Doug Benson sat down with our interactive host, Alex Blagg, to talk podcasting and comedy, the laughs came hard and fast. If the camera is rocking, it’s because the crew is laughing: