The Complex Complex, SXSW 2014

When the NYC based brand influencers at Complex Media told us they were converting a house off of 3rd St. into their “home away from home” for SXSW, we asked them, “How can we help?” We understood that they wanted to throw a legit house party vibe at a select few SXSW attendees so, we built a modest 16’x8′ stage in the backyard, and then dropped a powerful sound and lighting system for the incredible lineup of talent scheduled to perform.

Day and night, The Complex Complex had elite artists and clientele in, out, and around the small downtown Austin home. At any given time you might be next to Chali 2na (Jurassic 5) or rubbing elbows with deadmau5.  You might be discussing the finer points of Pre Raphaelite Art with Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth), while watching Anamanaguchi perform punk rock songs with an 8 bit Game Boy.

This all assumes that you were able to GET IN to The Complex Complex. This was by far the most exclusive event that our founders had at SXSW 2014. After repeated attempts all day to gain access to this exclusive event, I was finally able to sneak in the VIP entrance to document the final performance on our stage, 6 time Grammy winning dubstep DJ, Skrillex, to an absolutely packed capacity crowd. Thank you, Complex Media.

For more information on the activations that our founders handled at SXSW, check out my blog post here.  If you are ready to talk to our experts about your next event, then feel free to contact us.  We look forward to hearing from you, and working with you!

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Robert Chapman is a father, business developer, event professional, musician, and writer. Out of all the writing Robert has done, his favorite are the Event Planner Guides, which have been read and downloaded by tens of thousands of event professionals.

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