Dear Mason Endres,
First off, I hope you are feeling better and are on the mend. Although I didn’t personally know anyone involved in the incident, what happened this week at SXSW hit really close to home for me. I was there just a few days before and knew countless people in town for the festival. With the collective spirit of SXSW and Austin in general, I still felt like a close friend had been victimized.
All that aside, it’s pretty awesome that one of your favorite bands performed in your hospital room! Good dudes they must be. I really liked how you said nothing would stop you from returning to SXSW next year. With that in mind, you should never have to wait in a single line at the festival ever again. They need to mint you a special badge that lets you into any show, no questions asked, and then usher you to the front row. That’s the spirit that makes it such an amazing event and city.
Well I hope you’re back on your feet soon!