Asleep at the Wheel front man, Ray Benson, posted on Facebook, South by Southwest -- not only too many people, but it seems to be a promotional event for every product, service, something imaginable! Looked like spring break instead of a music fest. Will success ruin south by southwest? Or has it already?"
SXSW officials say they have no plans to scale back free events despite fans pushed down fencing around Auditorium Shores last Thursday night. It happened when organizers capped attendance at a free show featuring The Strokes.
Austin Police Chief Art Acevedo wants promoters to keep police in the loop before announcing free events.