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.
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.
Ozzy and I woke up really early, my brother Paul brought us to the airport. He had to work there. We didn’t have the tickets yet, hope it will be OK at the festival with our order confirmation.
We got the flight at about 9. When we arrived in Birmingham, we needed the train to Wolverhampton. When we arrived there we saw around the corner the bus stop we needed later that day for the shuttle bus. And on the other side on the corner our hotel. We stayed in Brittania Hotel… BRILLIANT!!!
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.
Ozzy & I went to Dusseldorf early in the morning to go to a camping and set up the tent. We found the Strandbad Nord Unterbach camping, we set up the tent and it started raining a lot of rain that was we still had to bring in our sleeping stuff. oh well after a few minutes it was dry again and the sun was shining again and we could finish it. In the meanwhile I had contact with Laurence, She let me know that Laurie wouldn’t join us as she didn’t feel too well, Laurence was coming alone. At about 1 pm we arrived at the festival, and I text Laurence to let her know where we were.