Has SXSW lost its charm?

A raft of bloggers and critics claim the massive music, film, and social media festival in Austin, Texas has jumped the shark. What do you think?

But the Austin-American Statesmen reports that the festival is facing some backlash. Maybe. The festival is now crowded; there are long lines to get into venues, and, according to scores of detractors at last year’s event, it has also lost its charm.

The Statesmen said:

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