SXSW ’09 at the Austin Airport

By: ralphbarrera

Mar 18 2009


Category: Photojournalism


Focal Length:19mm
Shutter:1/0 sec
Camera:Canon EOS-1D Mark II N

 Austin Bergstrom International Airport was a hub of activity Tuesday afternoon with travelers arriving to attend the SXSW Music Festival and the beginning of daily live music shows at the Ray Benson Roadhouse stage inside the terminal. The Austin-based pop rock band Nelo plays live for the fliers inside the Barbara Jordan terminal. Reid Umstattd, Christopher Hill, Matt Ragland, David Long and Michael St. Claire with Stephen Goodson, not pictured, make up the group who is playing a showcase at Antoines Wednesday night at 1am. 


Carlos Sustaia plays an air organ as he waits for the rest of the group Leon Polar from Mexico City to arrange ground transportation to their hotel. The group is playing a 9p showcase at Flamingo Cantina Wednesday night.

photos by Ralph Barrera/Austin American-Statesman


3 comments on “SXSW ’09 at the Austin Airport”

  1. Ralph Berrera,
    I’m the photo editor at The Times-Picayune in New Orleans and we’re doing a story comparing the New Orleans airport to the Austin airport. I would like to use your photo for the story. Please let me know if this is possible.
    Doug Parker

  2. […] courtesy of Austin Matters by Ralph […]

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