Beastie Boy, Facebook visit Storyville

March 11, 2008 by Josh Harvey

What a crazy day for Storyville Austin!  First, Beastie Boy and hip hop pioneer Adam Yauch aka MCA paid a surprise visit to the shop.

The New York-bred emcee is in town for South by Southwest (SXSW).  Adam was extremely laid back, unassuming and laughed when I told him that he "looked just like a Beastie Boy." In response, Adam removed his sun glasses and smiled, revealing his identity. "Oh snap!" was my audible, instant response.  Anyway, for a living legend, Adam was amazingly down-to-earth (plus, he's got great taste in t-shirts).

A few hours later, an all-star Facebook team came by our little shop on the Drag.  San Francisco-based Randi Zuckerberg and Washington DC-based Adam Conner came in with a Facebook film crew.  Randi, Adam and their Facebook friends were also in town for SXSW (I know Randi from my days in NYC and I know Adam from the Mark Warner for President campaign days).

Anyway, I got to catch up with Adam and Randi and do a short video about how a small business like Storyville uses Facebook to grown its business.  Anyone that follows Storyville knows that Facebook is an essential tool for us to get the word out.  How else would we have found so many incredible artists, designers, models and new friends?  Facebook has been very, very good to us.

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