In a nutshell: getting around Austin sucks.
Cabs are nearly nonexistant. A Scottish guy I ran into last night said he's been all over the world and never had the trouble he's had here.
"Other cities, you just stick out you arm and you have one. Here, it's terrible," he said.
Shuttles are nice, but they get packed beyond capacity and take awhile to get anywhere because of traffic.
Having a car would be nice, but there's nowhere to park. I think the people riding bikes around have the right idea.
While it's an annoyance for me, traveling as a band has to be a real pain. Carrying around equipment, finding a place to park and unload. Ugh. I'm glad I don't have to deal with that.