Thursday June 29, 2006
10.00: Arrive @ LAX after 13 hour (HELLISH) flight from Sydney. Picked up by Liss. Leave the Fifth Circle of Hell (LAX).
11.30: Relax at Lissa and Juston’s. Shower. Call my cousin Mark. Set up lunch. Visit with Liss.
13.30: Mark arrives. Walk to the Farmer’s Market/The Grove for lunch. Eat a wonderfully greasy American hamburger. Take notes Australia. Chat with Mark. Discuss novelwriting, Bob Dylan, Hollywood.
15.00: Walk back to Lissa’s. Then Mark drives us to Amoeba Records. Say goodbye to Mark. Shop. Wander around Hollywood. See Mann’s Chinese Theatre. Walk on the Walk of Fame. Bask in the sheer wonderful lunacy of Hollywood, and by extension, America.
17.30: Return to Lissa’s via cab. Freshen up. Say hi to Juston!
19.00: Peggy and Pete arrive to drive us to Radiohead. Three At Ease Power Couples in one room is kinda freaky. Love you Ade!
19.45: Arrive at the Greek Theatre in Griffiths Park as Deerhoof finish making their noise. Find seats. Mingle. Notice Beck sitting behind us.
20.00ish: Isn’t that Tobey Maguire? And that dude from the American Office?
22.00ish: Radiohead rock.
23.00: Battle the car out of stack parking. Rehash the show, the new songs.
Friday June 30, 2006
00.30: Holy crap bed. Sleep. For five hours.
05.30: Wake up. Shower. Prepare for Disneyland.
06.00: Cab arrives. To airport to meet Disneyland shuttle.
06.20: Arrive at airport early. Commandeer a shuttle to the ‘happiest place on Earth.’
08.00: Contemplate buying someone’s multiday pass for cheap. Deal disrupted by Lieutenant McDisney. Pay full price at the ticket booth. IN THE GATES.
08.08: Indiana Jones ride. No line. Score. Much of the same for the next couple hours.
10.00: Big Thunder Railroad rocks. DisneyLand is actually pretty damn cool. Appreciate it on a whole new level than the kids.
12.30: Space Mountain. The only real line of the day. 25 mins. It kicks ass. Saw this shirt in line and laughed:
13.30: Lunch in New Orleans (Square!). At least it’s dry. Final Disney moments. Donald Duck accosted by Amanda. Small children reel.
15.00: Meet our shuttle back to the Fifth Circle of Hell. We did everything at DisneyLand. We dominated that place. And we were out by 3pm. Eat that Frommer’s.
17.00ish: Picked up at LAXXX by Peggy and Pete. Drive to Santa Monica.
17.30: Putter around Santa Monica. Have a nice visit with Peg and Pete. Eat at a Greek restaurant on Third (I think) Avenue. I like Santa Monica. And Greek food.
19.00: Depart once again for the Greek Theatre and Radiohead. Much the same but with more celebrities.
20.30: It’s Gavin and Gwen! Leonardo DiCaprio! Tobey again!
22.00: Much better show tonight.
23.30: Peg and Pete drop us off at Lissa and Juston’s. Say goodbye. Visit/chat with Lissa and Juston. Til 02.30.
Saturday July 1, 2006
02.30: Decide two hours sleep isn’t really worth it, but crumple to sleep anyway.
04.30: Alarm goes off. Final packing. Quick shower.
05.00: Cab arrives and takes us to LAX. Again.
06.00: In the midst of the worst lineup/check-in procedure in the history of aviation.
08.00: Flight finally leaves. Late.
12 Friends/family visited with
7 hours sleep
7 hours at Disneyland
2 Radiohead shows
1 Hell of a couple days in LA