We heard on the After show last night that the boys were staying at the same hotel as we did. NICE! We didnt see them tho…. 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 lookin at Downtown LA. I believe that Ozzy & I had a better room. We had a view at the Hollywood Hills.
Ted was staying in the same hotel in Solana beach as we were.
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 didnt have breakfast, but they were sitting next to us. During breakfast, Mike, Ted and Kristie 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 had seen in the plane. We both agreed that “the Hangover” was very funny.
Ozzy & I arrived in America on October 10th flight was a nightmare. The plane left Amsterdam 1 hour late, so from the 3 hours that we had to transfer in Washington we had 2 hours left.
When we landed we arrived another extra 30 minutes late, so only 1 ½ hour left. Security/passport check took us another hour… 30 minutes left… pick up our suitcase, drop it off again 1 meter away (from the right side of the hall to the left side), and then hand luggage check…. took us another 20 minutes, we had 10 minutes to get to the gate, and that one happened to be on the other side of the airport… When we arrived at the gate the doors were closed already… DAMN… but the plane was still there.
On Friday, Laurence came to my work to pick me up, she stayed at mine cos we had to get the plane on Saturday morning. Also Ozzy stayed at mine, he arrived a little bit later.
On Saturday we woke up at about 6.30am, cos we had to get the train to the airport at 7.30am. We checked in online. We arrived very early at the Brittania hotel, but no worries, we still needed breakfast, and the hotel was in the middle of a shopping mall, so we had time to go shopping as well. Ozzy and I couldnt check in before 2.30, but there was a room free for Laurence, so we dumped our stuff in her room. After breakfast and shopping we checked in, and got ready to go to the venue.
On twitter I asked Mike what to do: Rock Werchter or Newquay? Rock werchter was on July 3rd. Wireless was on July the 4th. I already booked everything for Wireless. Might have been a struggle to get from Belgium to England in time for both festivals. but I would have tried, but Mike’s answer on Twitter made me change my mind.
Kendal is calling me, Mike Tweeted, It called me as well. We’re going to Kendal Calling festival. The night before the gig Laura, Ozzy & I flew to Liverpool, John Lennon Airport. We stayed in Holiday Inn Express hotel there, as we arrived very late. We rented a car last night.
The next morning we drove towards Cumbria/Kendal to look for the New Ing Lodge hostel in Chap. When we found the lodge.hostel, we were too early and couldn’t check in yet. Then we searched for the festival in Kendal. When we found the festival we drove back to the hostel. We couldn’t check into the hostel yet, it’s still too early, but he did show us the room we were going to stay in, so I could charge my phone, 4 bunk beds for the 3 of us, not bad! When we dropped our stuff at the hostel, we went to a pub for food and a drink first.