The message below was sent to ALX registrants, it is very informative (and long). If you are still on the fence about attending, if you had questions, or if you need more ammo to talk your friends into coming, please read further...
Time for another ALX update. If you are getting this email, you are in our database as being registered for the Exchange. If you have not paid, please do so at your earliest convenience, you can PayPal us your payment to register@...
or mail it to
Austin Lindy Exchange c/o Nathan Malone; 11109 Blackmoor; Austin, TX 78759.
Now onto Exchange announcements and updates, we have a lot to cover, sorry about the length.
First the Exchange registration is going well, we have dancers coming in from all over the world including folks from Abilene, Ann Arbor, Manchester UK, Atlanta, Austin, Buenos Aires, Central Michigan University, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Connecticut, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Fort Worth, Ft. Lauderdale, Houston, Ithaca, Knoxville, Las Vegas, London, Los Angeles, Michigan, Monterey, Montreal, New Orleans, New York City, Orlando, Osaka Japan, Philadelphia, Portland, Raleigh, Rochester, San Antonio, San Diego, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, South Florida, St. Louis, Tampa, Toronto, Tulsa, Vancouver , and Washington DC.
This year�s Exchange is a little bit earlier than the previous installments. This date was chosen due to venue availability issues. However, the situation enabled us to take advantage of unique Austin features in ways that we have not been able to in the past with our late Fall Exchanges. Specifically, we have an exciting Excursion line-up, these events will enable each of you to see Austin in a way that you might not have been able to during your past visits to Austin.
Here is a quick run-down of what we have planned:
Lindy Cruise/Party Barge
The lindy cruise is going to be held on Saturday, not Sunday. The ALX website had it listed as Sunday for quite some time. Come eat, drink, swim and socialize with 48 of your fellow dancers. We are also pleased to announce that Montreal�s Didier "Charmin' Dee" Jean Francois will be the cruise DJ. This event is very close to selling out. When that happens, we will start a waiting list for those who want in (assuming a dancer or two decides they can no longer attend). If you now want to attend and have already registered without choosing the Party Barge checkbox, please sent $17 via PayPal money to register@...
and send an email to Nathan_malone@...
telling me that you want in. This way we will be able to updated our records. The cruise only has a handful of spot remaining.
Austin City Limits Music Festival � Please note that single day tickets are now available for this nationally famous music festival for $42 (after add up all the service fees). To view the full schedule, please visit http://www.aclfest.com/schedulegrids.html.
If you know that you want to attend the festival, we highly recommend that you purchase your tickets or three day pass ASAP. You can buy tickets at http://www.aclfest.com/tickets.html.
There will be an official excursion on Saturday. Artists playing on Saturday include Clarence Gatemouth Brown, the Wailers, the Pixies, Dashboard Confessional, Trey Anastascio, Modest Mouse, G Love and the Special Sauce, Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Old 97s, Walter Wolfman Johnson, and the Holmes Brothers.
This will occur on Saturday afternoon, the venue and exact times are still being worked out. Please contact Tracie Boggess at iluviceskate@...
for more details.
This Friday afternoon event will be led by Greg Avakian and Lani Steffens. The exact time will be announced soon. Contact Lani Steffans at lani.steffens@...
for more details.
Jogging Town Lake
Austin has a very active running scene. One of the most popular places to jog is the track that circles Town Lake in central Austin. If you have the energy, everybody is welcome to join a few local dancers as they kick start their Saturday with a jog around the lake. For more details contact Matt Fisher at msfisher@...
or Jeremy Brady at jeremybrady@...
Whether you or a DJ or not, everybody is welcome to the DJs as we hit a few local CD stores. For more information on this excursion, contact me at nathan_malone@...
. We will probably have a Friday and Saturday edition, to enable people to attend other Excursions.
In other ALX news
The housing deadline is next Wednesday, September 8. After that point, you are on your own in regards to locating housing. Our housing Coordinator, Joy Nix, is currently working hard on finding everybody a host. Many of you have already been notified of who your host or guest is. If not, please be patient. If you have not heard from anybody by September 8th, please contact Joy at JoyNix@...
Locals, we still need hosts, if you could help out, we would greatly appreciate it.
We have stopped taking pre-orders for T-shirts, we will have a very, very limited number of extra shirts available at the Exchange, beginning on Friday. If you have not ordered a shirt, we recommend you buy yours on Friday, don�t wait till Sunday. We expect to the shirts to sell out this year.
The ALX Shuttle Service will operate to and from Ruta Maya on Friday afternoon, as well as Monday morning. Exact shuttle times will be announced later. At some point, over the next two weeks, you may be contacted by AXL staff to assist you with your airport transportation needs.
Working at ALX
If you have asked to be on the paid staff for ALX, you should have gotten an email from me last night. If you did not, or you want to be added to the Staff, please contact me at nathan_malone@...
An YahooGroup has been set-up for those interested in discussing the Exchange and coordinating rides, etc� If you want to join, please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/alx2004/.
Thanks to Larry Nedry for setting this up for us.
DJ Battle Royale
We are holding a DJ competition at the Friday Main Dance at the Fed, this will be different than other DJ battles you may have seen in the past. The emphasize will be on having fun and the ability of the DJ to keep the crowd dancing. This won�t be an obscure song showcase. In contrast, it will be a chance for the DJs to play off each other and have fun. In other DJ news, Jeremy Lewis has joined the DJ pool.
Blues Rooms Galore
There will be blues rooms at all Fed and Footworks events.
Austin Lindy Exchange 5 Schedule
"Meet and Greet" DJed Dance at Ruta Maya
Friday Afternoon Excursions, Times TBA
Paintball Excursion, time TBA, please contact Greg Avakian and Lani Steffens for more details
8:00pm-Midnight - Friday Night Fed Dance � DJ Battle Royale and live music from White Ghost Shivers, cash bar featuring the Flare Bartenders.
1:00am-6:00am - Friday After Hours at Footworks
10AM? Jogging on Town Lake, please contact Matt Fisher
Noon - Lake Travis Party Barge, sold out, please contact Jayson Baker for more information.
Noon � 6PM, Rock Climbing, please contact Hong Tran
Time TBA, Saturday CD Shopping Spree, please contact Nathan Malone for details
Afternoon � Evening - Austin City Limits Music Festival, please contact Nathan Malone for more details
Time TBA - Ice Skating, please contact Tracie for more information
Casino Night at the Fed, featuring poker and black jack, live music from Alice Spencer, cash bar featuring the Flare Bartenders.
1:00am-6:00am - Saturday After Hours at Footworks
2:00pm � 4:00pm
Mr. Sinus Theater featuring the Village Peoples� Can�t Stop The Music at the Texas Union Movie Theater
5pm to 10pm
Twilight Dance with Monster Big Band at the Pier on Lake Austin
11pm to 6am
Afterhours at Ruta Maya
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