New concept, drunk blogging! What do you post after you have had more Jack and Cokes then you can remember ( or at least it hurts too much to think hard enough to figure out!).
3:28am, back at the Hard Rock Hotel. I don’t want to go to bed quite yet, because the bed just might start to spin and we all know that is not good! Just got back from a great evening at Treasures (Gentlemens Club) and Empire Ballroom (Metal Skool… F*&King Metal Rules!) Had a 24 oz Rib Eye at Treasures that was amazing! For dessert (too S’s because you want seconds!) I enjoyed the buffet of 5 dances. Thanks Uncle Mike!! From there the limo took us to Empire Ballroom for the Players Ball featuring Metal Skool. The first band just plain BLEW! Metal Skool rocked dude! I was right up front fist in the air and head banging! Check out just one of the pictures from their show.
OK I need to stop because my fingers are not typing what my brain wants!
Oh yeah, this was all my job… I was working, I swear!
So I arrived in Las Vegas yesterday, staying at the Hard Rock Hotel, for another business trip… the XBiz Convention. Guess what, IT’S DAMN HOT! They keep saying, “it’s a dry heat.” Well screw that, it’s still 108! My oven is dry heat, I’m not going to sit in it, lol!
Anyway the Hard Rock Hotel is awesome, the pool area is amazing. Especially since our show took over the entire pool area. Here’s one picture of the sights, more to come.
Arrived home yesterday after spending a four days in Toronto on business. Had two full days of business meetings, starting at 9am and running until 7pm. Lots of interesting deals were discussed with some big companies. Three big relationships are already confirmed and being developed and should begin to see the light of day in the next 15-30 days.
Toronto is an exciting city with great food and shopping. Spent a couple hours Friday evening walking down Yonge St. An interesting little find was Monster Records. Something compelled e to enter and there right on the wall was a huge KISS shrine… posters, photos, articles, toys and more. But, the real interesting piece was an authentic show poster from 73 or 74 when KISS first played Toronto. See the photo.
Here is an interesting observation about Toronto… where are all the iPods? Walking around San Francisco you will see white headphones coming out of the ears of many passerby. In Toronto while walking around downtown and Yonge St. I saw one person with headphones. Ok, maybe I missed a couple others, but I was deliberately looking and they were not to be found. You know, it was kind of refreshing to see all these people walking and enjoying the sounds of the city.
Last August I went to Hawaii and went swimming with the sharks on the north shore of Oahu, check out North Shore Shark Adventures. I was able to take pictures in the shark cage, but wished I could have gotten some video underwater. Thanks to YouTube someone did, and what you see in this video is identical to what I experienced.
Yea! I am in the Vegas airport waiting to board my flight back to SF. I have been here since last Friday and it is time to go home and do some cuddling and maybe a bit more. This trip was a blast, but there is nothing better than going home. Plus even though I don’t really gamble, Vegas got $240 from me and it’s time to leave the temptation of just one pull on the slot.
Michael Brandvold is a freelance music imarketing consultant based in Northern California. Having launched Michael Brandvold Marketing to leverage his years of experience to provide digital strategy to large and small clients in the areas of online & social marketing as well as e-commerce and fan acquisition and retention.