There's been a request that I post all of what happened in NY, so here goes. Starting with Friday, because nothing really happened on the bus Thursday night.
Friday morning we got to our hotel at 5:15 in the morning, but we weren't scheduled to be there until 6, so we had to sit on the bus for a while before we could even go in to get changed and eat breakfast. we had breakfast at the hotel, it was pretty good. I ended up sitting with Logan, Barkman, Dana, Anna, my brother, and a couple of his friends. my brother and his friends ended up talking about time travel and stuff, which hurt my brain that early in the morning. so then we headed off to Ellis Island, where we had to wait for a while before we could get on the ferry, and it was cold outside. did Ellis Island, did Statue of Liberty (where we couldn't go inside because we didn't have passes), then went back onto dry land again. we saw Battery Park and did some shopping stuff, then went to the World Trade Center site, which wasn't very fun...we spent the whole time at the site itself just trying to find our pod, because we kept losing people. it was cold outside, we spent a lot of time being huddled together and stuff. and being amused by Logan's +5 Cloak of Valour. then we were at the memorial building thing, which in itself was boring. but sitting on the steps with Logan and Sarah and Emily was really fun. dinner at Chevy's Fresh Mex, good time, lousy food. and as a warning to the general public, if you every hear Logan or Barkman use the phrase "Fresh Mex," you might want to run. anyway, after dinner we went back to the hotel to unload and stuff, got settled in for the night, etc. our hotel was near an airport, and right next door to a beer factory. Bry called me and we talked for about 20 minutes, that was sweet of him. went to bed around 10:30 or 11 that night, because we had to get up like 6ish the next day, but oh well. that was the most sleep I got the entire trip.
Saturday morning we got up and went back into the city. stood outside NBC for a while and some of us ended up on TV, though I don't know who yet because I haven't seen a tape of it yet. then we went to breakfast, then...I don't really remember all of what we did. shopping (Armani, BLEH), saw St Patrick's Cathedral (where I took a lot of pictures)...that was really about it. had lunch at Mars 2112, which wasn't really all that fun. our pod got all split up so we couldn't sit together, and I ended up sitting with a lot of people I didn't really know. after that we had festival, not much to say there except that the warm-up room was a lecture hall and the stage sucked. after festival we rushed back into Manhattan to go to the musical. I didn't think it was that great of a musical...definitely not school-appropriate, and I didn't really like it that much. was really jealous because Phantom was playing at the theatre right across the street from us, and I think we should've seen it instead. after the musical we got back to the hotel at 12:15 in the morning and still had to shower, so we didn't get to bed until about 1:00.
Sunday morning our chaperone knocked on our door at 4:52, because we had to get everything packed and start loading the bus at 5:30. I was packed and ready in about 15 minutes, but my roommates (read: Anna) took a long time to finish packing, so it was about 5:50 when we finally went downstairs. got to the pier for our breakfast cruise, and waited around for about an hour. Me and Sarah and Emily ended up spending a lot of time singing Phantom music to pass the time. sat with Sarah, Emily, Logan, Barkman, and Dana at breakfast, that was a good time. I wasn't really awake until partially through breakfast, but that's about when I started finally having fun. the awards ceremony after the cruise was a little pointless...it took like 10 minutes I think. anyway, concert and symphonic both got 2nd place, and orchestra got 1st (if I remember right). then we did a little more sight-seeing and shopping and stuff, toured Carnegie Hall, ate lunch in Central Park...don't remember exactly all of what we did, it was kind of a blur. had a tour of NBC studios, saw where SNL is taped, I guess that was a little fun maybe. ended up at Times Square to take the big group picture, then went into Virgin Records for a while (where I found a Save Ferris CD for 13 bucks, yay!). had dinner at BB King's, where I sat with Emily, Barkman, Dana, Sarah, and Logan again (hmm, are we sensing a trend here?). after dinner we went to the Empire State Building. waited in line for like an hour with Sarah and Emily and Logan, that was a good time right there. we had to rescue Logan from the picture line when we went to walk the last 6 flights, lol. then we ended up sending out a search party for him when we lost him on top of the building. by the time that was over, it actually made me sad that I had to go back to my bus and be separated from my fun people. ate breakfast with them the next morning, though, so that made up for it a little.
I'd have to say, the most fun part of the trip was getting to know the five of them so much better. makes me wish this wasn't my last band trip, because who knows when we'll have the chance to all hang out as a group again.
speaking of which, I give to you...( The Logan Scrapbook )
VOTE FOR MY PICTURE! I didn't think it would even turn out, but it ended up looking like a Jones label. so vote for it.http://www.jonessoda.com/gallery/view.php?ID=376142&
Mummy's putting up NY pics on the band website. so far they're all ones I took because nobody else has sent her any. www.dbob.org go look.
lovely. I started this entry around 5pm. it's now 10:08, and I've finally finished.