Los Angeles, America, 15 October 2009
We heard on the After show last night that the boys were staying at the same hotel as we did. NICE! We didn’t see them though. Anyway… time to go to LA…
We arrived pretty early…. Rachel dropped Emma off and went to her own hotel/motel/hostel. We were staying in the Wilshire Plaza hotel on Wilshire Boulevard. We checked in. The guy from the reception lied to the ladies. He told them that they had the best room with the best view. They were looking at Downtown LA. I believe that Ozzy & I had a better room. We had a view at the Hollywood Hills.
The boys had the same view as the Emma’s.
We also got to see the Hollywood Hills.
I met a guy he saw my t-shirt and said that he really liked the Streets I told him that they were playing in Club Nokia that evening, he tried to go… Not sure if he did, but I did my best to convince him that he had to go. When the tour was finished after 3 hours, we had to hurry back to the hotel, charge the camera and check the internet.
In the meantime the Emma’s arrived as well. The boys went to see Bob Dylan (seen him in Amsterdam on April 9th this year for my bonus mother’s birthday). We went to the venue with the 4 of us, we met up with Lisa, & Lisa‘s friend Rebecca and Rachel. Shaun joined Shep & Jamie.
Had a few drinks in the ESPN bar… very expensive neighborhood here where the venue is, but looking nice! I really love LA! Ozzy, Rachel & I went to the venue. Somewhere on the 3rd floor was the gig in Club Nokia…
Valerie who said that she maybe wasn’t going, did come. I think I convinced her. 😉 Proud of her.
It took us a while before we could get in, cos there was no list.. Ozzy & I went to look for the Emma’s, Lisa & Rebecca, they were nowhere to find. When we got back to Rachel, she was talking to Madge. I gave him a hug and begged him to help us. Also Cassell was there. I asked him the same. Thank god we saw Cassell and Madge, they spoke to Stuart (the tour manager) and he arranged the list and our passes….We got VIP passes… NICE! Oh oh Ted… you’re in trouble!!
Just in time, we had 5 minutes to go to the toilet and to the front.. Rachel brought her camera, Rod was supposed to sort her out some press passes, he never did LOL. She couldn’t get in. She was waiting for Lisa, so she could leave her camera in her car. Ozzy and I went inside.
You couldn’t get to the front that easy, you had to walk to the other side, there you had to ask for a pink wrist band, then you could get to the first area.
As soon as I got to the 2nd row the boys started. I hold the fence with my hand, and 2 very big but lovely guys and very polite let me stand between them, which meant I was up front again. Hmm…. Everything went wrong here during the 1st half of the gig, Skinner kicked a bottle of water, and it nearly broke the MacBook & Madge‘s Keyboard. Hmm…more things went wrong. I still had a good time tho.
(not my video)
That was only the first half. 2nd half was brilliant!! Mike said that people who wanted their money back, they could get it back… not sure if anybody did. A girl was asleep…. how could that happen? It wasn’t boring at all!!
After the show we had to go to the 4th floor for the after show… Emma, Emma, Lisa, Rachel, Shaun & Rebecca, didn’t get their VIP wristbands. Emma asked me to tell Ted, so I did when I saw him, but when Ted went their way, they came upstairs, Cassell helped them already. Ted will never believe me anymore LOL. Again, Rachel was all over Kristy, Ted had so save his cousin from her all the time. We hardly saw him.
When I was talking to Cassell, Rachel jumped in front of me, to cuddle Cassell, and took over the conversation. I said to her “How fucking rude!” She came over to me and asked what she had done wrong. I told her that she turned her back on me, and that that was not the first time she did that. She apologized. I said of course you say sorry, because you know that I am the only link between you and Ted. She said that she didn’t mean to, and asked if I could forgive her. I said sure, because I know that I will never see you again after today.
She also fell out with Ted. I don’t know what happened, so I can’t say anything about that, but how can you fall out with Ted? You really have to do something terrible… because Ted is lovely! I still had a great time tho!
I caught Wayne dancing
Hmm, Mike came to the after show as well, didn’t see him. Time to go back to the hotel, early check out, very long trip tomorrow. We said good night to the boys and I nearly forgot Rachel. She said “bye”! I turned around and said “bye” and gave her a hand. I was so happy that we were not going to see her anymore! Emma and I didn’t want her there in the first place!
The Emma’s were gone already, so Ozzy & I took a cab back to the hotel.