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First look: Inside the 'Good Omens Garden of Earthly Delights' activation at SXSW 2019

All six episodes of 'Good Omens' drop on Amazon Prime on May 31.

Attention, mortals: "The end is nigh."

That's the message of Amazon Prime Video's series 'Good Omens,' based on Neil Gaiman and Terri Pratchett's 1990 novel 'Good Omens: The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch,' which hits Amazon Prime on May 31.

It's also the mood of 'Prime Video's GOOD OMENS: Garden of Earthly Delights' activation, now open at SXSW 2019 at 604 Driskell Street.

The activation takes all its cues from the show, which, according to Amazon, focuses on "a fussy Angel [Aziraphale, played by Michael Sheen] and a loose-living Demon [Crowley, played by David Tennett] who've become overly fond of life on Earth" and are forced to work together to stop Armageddon – except that they've lost the 11-year-old Antichrist, who has no idea what he is, so they must embark on a journey to find him and save the world.

When you approach the "garden" from the street, all you see is a stretch of wall that ominously proclaims, "The end is nigh."

Credit: Britny Eubank

Step through the giant winged hourglass entrance, and you'll find a lush-looking garden, full of heavenly and devilish "earthly delights." 

You'll be immediately greeted by angel and demon greeters.

Credit: KVUE

Behind them stands a massive tree, over 20 feet tall, where you can pick up water, sodas, wine or beer poured straight from the trunk. 

If you're feeling hungry (and you're a meat-eater), you can grab sushi or wings and chili. But beware, vegetarians: There are no vegetarian-friendly options in this activation, so snack beforehand.

There are photo ops all throughout the activation, from areas where you can stand in front of angel or demon wings, which come to life with a Snapchat code, to a replica of Crowley's car that you can actually sit inside of. 

There's also a pop-up of A.Z. Fell & Co., straight from the 'Good Omens' book, which features some of Aziraphale's book collection.

Want more? The activation features one station where you can get a "hand brightening treatment" and a manicure (word to the wise: it's harder to hold onto your drinks with all that moisturizer on your hands, so maybe hit this station last), and another where you can have your hair styled.

Perhaps the cutest part of the activation is the "Hellhound Puppy Pen," where you can cuddle with some furry friends who need homes! The pups are being fostered by the Austin Animal Center, but all of them are available for adoption.

Credit: KVUE

One of KVUE's favorite parts was the stage, where you can check out a mini orchestra, performing renditions of popular songs, from Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" to Panic! at the Disco's "High Hopes."

The activation runs Friday, Mar. 8 from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Mar. 9 from noon to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Mar. 10 from noon to 6 p.m.; and Monday, Mar. 11 from noon to 9 p.m. 

Primary entry will be granted to badge holders.


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