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The key to getting some after-hours action on the last night of SXSW: Have a plan after the party ends. Three steps simple enough for you to follow on your iPhone:

  1. Choose a diner near your hotel. After 2 a.m., your options are Magnolia's Cafe, Katz's Deli, IHOP, or Denny's.
  2. Practice your pickup line. Last night our host offered us a milkshake — innocent in itself, yet suggestive enough to prime us for the follow-on invite up to his room.
  3. Charge your cell in advance. Once we figured out sex was on the menu, we rang up a fifth to bring in. We would have gotten more, but the room didn't have enough outlets for all our iPhones.