Thanks to everyone who came out to The Bygone Bureau Party last week to help us celebrate our Best Blog victory from this year’s South by Southwest Interactive Web Awards. We packed Tacoma’s all-ages concert venue The Den, where there was coffee, carrot cake, an exquisite cheese platter, and lots of friendly mingling.
The Bureau Staff also took the opportunity to get creative with PowerPoint. Caitlin started things off with an adaptation of her article “How to Watch the First Season of ‘Battlestar Galactica’ in One Sitting,” and Daniel followed up with his LOLarious presentation about cats. In his scholarly exploration of R. Kelly’s canon, Jeff got to use the word “analingus” in front of an audience. (You might see these PowerPoints appear on the site in the future.)
The night ended with indie rock outfit Rituals, playing favorites that’ll appear on their forthcoming EP, as well as performing some new-ish songs. (The set closer “Build Your Own Boat” is probably one of the best songs I’ve heard this year.)
Special thanks to The Den/UrbanXchange for hosting us, the Boersmas for catering, Daniel for snapping photos, and of course, Rituals for rocking out pro bono publico.