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Feb. 18th, 2011 07:33 am
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First, I need to thank [livejournal.com profile] gatorgrrrl for the box of chocolates and [livejournal.com profile] layne67 for the cute and cuddly gopher. I'm always a little bit mystified at the amount of cuteness that manages to end up on my profile page despite the fact that I hardly post anymore. *hugs*

And I wish I had a Con report to post, but I haven't written it yet for the same reason that I haven't replied to comments on the picture post. I seem to have picked up a flu bug on the way back from California and have been flat out on my couch for the last 48 hours. I have to work tonight, so I'm hobbling around this morning just to see if I actually can, but nothing involving thinking or creativity has transpired inside my brain since Tuesday. Sorry for that. I do have a report started.

I would like to share one little teaser, though.

As you might know, the Friday night concert at the con was, once again, the Brian Buckley Band, which has gotten mixed reviews. I'm not going to make any judgment on them since I haven't heard them, but I do get the feeling people only went to that in order to see Jared and Genevieve. I guess that's as good a reason as any.

A few of us used the opportunity to get away from the hotel and venture out into Hollywood. Louden Swain was playing at the Viper Room. For those of you who don't know, (which is probably only me until last week, LOL) Louden Swain is Rob Benedict (aka the Prophet Chuck) and his band. They posted on their website that they'd be playing the Viper Room on Friday, so a few of us made the trip. I had never heard Louden Swain and wasn't sure I'd like them, but hey, it was a chance to see the Viper Room. As it turns out, the Viper Room is just a really small room painted black with a mirrorball, a stage, and a bar. All the tables had 'reserved' signs on them, and man did my feet hurt from standing the whole time, but the music was awesome. Afterward, we hung around outside on the street while the band packed up (we were parked right behind them) and waited for the meter to expire, because, you know, gotta get your money's worth out of those parking meters, LOL. Mostly it was just the people we rode with and a few other ladies from the convention kinda talking with band and with Rob, and my friend and I kinda hung on the outskirts, since we don't really do the fangirling thing, but just as we were about to get into the car, Rob came over and gave us both a big hug and thanked us profusely for coming all the way out there to see him. At which point, of course, I told him it was worth it and that I really enjoyed it. I was a little surprised he did that, since I wasn't even sure he knew we were there to see him, but I guess he saw us getting into the car with our friends and put two and two together that we came from the convention.

Anyway, I couldn't buy any of their CDs or t-shirts or anything, because I had absolutely no room in my bag for one more thing. However, when I got home, I hunted down their website and found out you can get all the CDs, a t-shirt, and an autographed picture for 50 dollars. I'd say it's totally worth it, and their most recent CD is streaming on the website if you want to sample before you buy.

Here's the link: http://www.loudenswain.com/

If nothing else, the lyrics should make you smile.

And this has been my public service announcement. That and, get your flu shots, childrens.

Date: 2011-02-18 01:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] stjra.livejournal.com
Aww hon, I hope you feel better soon!

I'm glad you seem to have had a good time at the con.

LOL about the Viper room being so unimpressive, most thing like that usually are in the flesh (so to speak!) :P

I will have to check out Rob's band and no I had no idea the the Prophet Chuck was in a band! So you were the only clueless one! :P

If I had of been there I would have be hang out with you two, I don't do the fangirling thing either. Not that I'm likely to ever get to test it out on someone I REALLY fangirl over. *sigh* :P

It was nice of him to say thanks though. It's that kind of stuff that reminds us that they are just as vulnerable with their fragile self esteem as we are. :)

Date: 2011-02-18 02:14 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
It's kinda funny about the Viper Room, because the only thing I knew about it was that River Phoenix died there. So, I didn't really have any preconceptions about what it would look like, but it was kinda weird to be standing outside, wondering if I was standing anywhere near that place (it's not like there was a chalk outline or anything) and looking up to see the Subway sandwich shop across the street. While we stood there, one person in a passing car shouted, "Rest in Peace, River Phoenix!" and that was about all the reminder there was that he'd died there. I still don't know whether that was supposed to be an actual shout out to River Phoenix, or whether he was just trying to freak us out for standing there.

And Rob was really sweet. I wasn't a huge fan of Chuck, but Rob is definitely deserving of a few fangirls, IMO. :D

Date: 2011-02-18 01:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heather03nmg.livejournal.com
I'm here too...stalking your posts.

You're welcome for introducing you to an amazing band and the sweetest guy on earth. Rob is my tv boyfriend for a reason.

Date: 2011-02-18 02:10 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
Haha, you cost me 50 bucks, but I love you for it. And you don't have to stalk. I only bite if you like that sort of thing. :P

Date: 2011-02-18 02:16 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heather03nmg.livejournal.com
You know I do ;)
And that's why you need to go on vacation again with me!

Date: 2011-02-18 02:18 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
I do! Like I mentioned to Michelle, I need to take some time this summer to go up and visit family in Wisconsin, but considering I spent less than a thousand dollars on the whole weekend, including airfare and eats, I think I should definitely be able to do it again. It's just a matter of convincing hubby I'm not crazy for doing it. LOL.

Also, would love if you'd send me that pic of Tracer with the Celebrating Men flyer. That needs to go in my report. :D

Date: 2011-02-18 02:25 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] heather03nmg.livejournal.com
I'll send it right now. And I plan on harassing you both until you come to Vancouver with me.

Date: 2011-02-18 10:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
Haha, I got them. And... hmm, I dunno about Vancouver. I imagine the flights must be way more expensive and I don't even have a passport, and there's the chance we'll get all the way there and not see anything. And if I'm going to visit family this summer, it would have to be next spring or so. I only get so much vacation time a year. What say you?

Date: 2011-02-18 02:44 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] gatorgrrrl.livejournal.com
You're welcome! You deserved something sweet on Valentine's Day! ;o)

Date: 2011-02-18 10:02 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
You'll probably appreciate that, for Valentine's Day, my hubby got me some chocolates, a plush rose, and a Brian Griffin t-shirt that says, "I'm allergic to stupid people... Ah-choo!." Haha, he knows me well.

Date: 2011-02-18 07:50 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] lexzilla.livejournal.com
Wish you better!

Date: 2011-02-18 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] albeitslowly.livejournal.com
Aw, thank you. Already feeling a little better. Only an occasional coughing fit instead of every time I move. :P *hugs*

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