On friday we flew out right as my friends Seth and Tina were flying in. How fortunate, you may say. But no! It actually really sucked. Seth is in Albuquerque but Tina is currently stationed in Japan (she's a doctor in the Air Force) and will be overseas for the next 3 years. It just so happened that she was coming into Denver for a wedding the very weekend we were flying to LA. We were all bumbed to say the least, but we made sure to say a quick hello at the airport.
The flight was fine and we arrived on time. The minute we walked outside though and hit that humidity, I could feel my hair flatten. I have no idea how LA ladies do it! We got our rental car and drove to Long Beach. We were staying with our friends Leo, Bridget and Shannon so I fixed my hair there and we all got ready.
The ladies. Me, Shannon, Bridget. I love the dress I'm wearing but its a little loose in the elastic. I need to take it in a bit. I love Bridget's rhinestone top!!
Elvis, Bridgets blind puppy, who should've been named Ray Charles. I absolutely love this dog!! He would get so excited that he would run around and eventually run into a wall or another person. It never stopped him though. He was just too darned happy.
On the ship, sans makeup and sporting saturday nights hair. Rolls are so much easier on short hair!
We had drinks at the Observation Bar and there was the worst band ever!! It was a middle aged couple who sang covers of Lady Gaga, Kesha and Katy Perry, and not in a cool loungy way. I wanted to shoot myself.
I found this at the gift shop and I'm obsessed with it! I totally want a tattoo like this.
After the Queen Mary we headed back to the hotel to get ready and headed to the show. This night was again just ok. They combined both rooms together because there wasnt enough people for both. This meant that DJ sets were either shortened or cut altogether to make room for the bands. This sucked because you really dont dance to the bands. Its an LA thing. So I really didnt do much dancing on this night.
I wore my new sarong dress, which I am in love with.
With Oran and Teresah.
Zack and Oscar
Adam and Jana. When I saw her dress I was freaking out over it and was so mad when she said she got it there. How the hell did I miss it??? Then she said 'no, I got it at My Baby Jo.' Wait. Thats repro?! Then I informed her that I would be purchasing that same exact dress which she got a kick out of. Lol! Luckily we dont live in the same state so there won't be the chance of us wearing it at the same time.
Sylvie and Shannon
Oscar with Ashley, AKA Doris MayDay
The next day Oscar and I ate carnitas with his family (yum!) and then headed to the airport. We had time so we went to Encounter's, which oddly, Oscar has never been to.
So all in all it was a fun weekend. I got to hang out with a bunch of my friends that I dont get to see very often. I also made some new friends as well. The show itself wasn't very good, IMO. I tried to go to the pool party and car show but it was dead. Also, they didnt do day passes, which was a missed opportunity. The room was too bright, the bar sucked, and attendence wasnt as high as I excpected. However, the music was overall very good and there was a lot of dancing on friday and saturday. At first I thought that we wouldve had more fun had we stayed at that hotel, but everything I heard was that the rooms were really gross. I think if they do this event again they should fix a few of these mistakes and they would have a very good show.