Pomona, America, 14 October 2009
On Twitter, Mike wrote he was looking for the hotel. Rachel told him how to get there. We had breakfast, Emma, Emma & Rachel joined us. They didn’t have breakfast, but they were sitting next to us. It wasn’t a normal breakfast with cereal, pancakes, donuts, bagels or waffles, but we had to make our own cheeseburger. Not sure if I like this for breakfast.
During breakfast Mike, Ted and Kristy showed up… Good morning! Thought it was “Dinner with Skinner“, now we have “Breakfast with Skinner“. Mike and I had a chat about the movies we’d seen on the plane. We both saw “The Hangover” we agreed that it was very funny!
Then we checked out. In the meantime, the others came downstairs to check out. Time to put the luggage of the rest in the car. We had the Emma’s and Jamie with us, Shep joined Rachel. I didn’t understand he did, but as lovely as Shep is, he thought it wouldn’t be nice if she had to travel alone. It was her choice to come though… Anyway, Shep is just a lovely guy. It’s not a very long trip to Pomona.
We wanted to go to a Canyon, but couldn’t find it, so decided to go straight to the Comfort Inn hotel. When we arrived, we decided to go our own way, until it was time for the gig. Ozzy and I were going to have a look where the gig was, I thought to give Rachel a chance to prove us wrong. Give her a chance to show us that she is not what I think she is, so I asked Rachel if she wanted to join us. She did.
Rachel could only speak about herself. She doesn’t care about others. And she told me that she didn’t like Magic and Ted‘s cousin, because Kirsty and Ted were too close. I told her that Magic and Kristy were lovely! She still can’t prove I’m wrong about her.
We found it, the venue. We saw a bar next door, we saw Mike and Madge walking towards the tour bus. When we looked around we saw Madge making a phone call, decided not to bother him, and checked out the neighborhood. Our hotel was lovely, only a dodgy neighborhood but closer to the venue it looked better.
After doing some window shopping because everything was closed or too expensive, we went back to the hotel to fresh up a bit. We got changed and ready to go. Well, I asked everybody if 6 pm would be fine to meet up and go to the venue, everybody agreed, but nobody was ready, only Rachel was.
It was good that Rachel was there, because she could use free internet to read twitter. Does this mean I’m using her? We went to the bar next to the Venue.
Ted tweeted that he is going to “Aladdin” a shoarma place for a few drinks, we left the bar and went to Aladdin. (Before the shoarma place became Aladdin it was called different. Gordon Ramsay tried to save that old place, but he couldn’t. Now it’s called Aladdin. Seen this on the telly in 2017).
She was also all over Kristy, Ted‘s cousin, he had to save her all the time, while she told me this afternoon that she didn’t like her. She wouldn’t leave her alone. Just thought that that was weird.
We went back to the bar for a few drinks,
It was time for the gig. When we arrived there were loads of people standing there up front already, but as the Americans are so friendly and polite they let me sneak up to the front. There I was… up front again. Great gig, my fave gig so far.
After the gig we went next door, to the bar again. After about an hour, I saw Wayne & Cassell walking by, I run outside said “hello” to them and gave them a cuddle, and they said that they’d come to the bar when they were finished… They’d better hurry up, cos the bar is closing. But soon after that, Stuart, Baz, Cassell, Madge, Wayne, Chris & Kevin walked in…. And soon after that Rod as well.
Let me explain. Rachel was a girl who was sort of stalking Ted. One time she said to me. “Guess who’s following me on Twitter?”, “Who?” I asked. “My future husband, Ted”. This girl has done some stupid stuff. She sent 18+ photos to him and asked if I would do the same, of course not. She asked why? I told her that she shouldn’t expect him to keep them to himself. I was pretty sure he’d share them with the others. As he told everyone I forgot my tickets in Brussels. Everybody knew I forgot the tickets.
When Cassell introduced himself to her, he remembered her name. and he said: “Oh, you’re the girl from the naked photo’s” OOPS!
The boys were invited to the loft, (after party) Ozzy & I thought it was some club… we thought we remembered seeing that from earlier today, but we were wrong. They asked us to join them, so we did. Rachel joined us as well….
Anyway…. We joined the rest to the Loft…. it wasn’t a club, but it was actually a loft…. REALLY NICE!!!
There was a lovely girl Valerie, she lives in LA, but told Cassell that she might not be able to go tomorrow. I was listening and thinking out loud “Wait a minute? You’re from LA, but not sure if you’re going? We’re from Holland and the UK, we’re doing all 5 gigs″ Cassell said, you should be out promoter 😉
Don’t know what time it was but something like 3.30 am, it must have been. Time to go back to the hotel.
The boys left as well. At about 4 am we arrived back at the hotel, time for some sleep, we didn’t have too long. Early check out again, cos we’re going to LA!