Well you know what they say, everything is big in Texas, and TASBO is no exception. In February, Angie Peterman, Executive Director of Oregon ASBO and I traveled to Austin to experience their Annual Conference. When we arrived to the airport, there were beautifully painted guitars everywhere. It set the tone of what we had in store for us for the rest of our visit. Austin is a cultural center with beautiful artwork and live music playing in the local venue any night of the week.
I come from the Portland, Oregon area, and we have signs telling us to “Keep Portland Weird.” Well Austin is a sister city with signage to remind us to “Keep Austin weird”. If you’ve ever seen the TV show Portlandia, you know what I’m talking about!