Finally....Buenos Aires

Trip Start Mar 03, 2008
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Trip End Mar 14, 2008


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Tuesday, March 4, 2008

So today started out pretty uneventful; quick ride back to the airport and on to a commuter flight to LAX @ 6:30am.  Great little 40 seat plane with a stewardess who was channeling "Eva Braun". She gave no quarter when it came to electronics and at one point attempted to snatch my camera when I tried to take a photo of the tiny cabin. I suggested "she ask somebody" before I had to put the slap down.  We had a Mexican stand-off, oh sorry- very politically incorrect. She left me alone and we landed on time and connected to Miami.
 
 While at LAX I get my man Steve Allnut hitting me on the BB IM wondering what my schedule is and where can he link with me?  We dial into connecting tomorrow and seeing what we can do.  Steve would be coming out from the DC area, and here is a picture of Steve and my brother Ryan from a Steel Pulse show in Baltimore last summer which I attended with my whole family.  

I hope we can put something together.  Those of you who know me know I can't say enough good about the BB messenger...get one it will change your life!!
 
Had a great middle seat that I bartered to an aisle seat, only cost me my peanuts and a guest pass to the AA club lounge; worth it.  JD slept the whole way; not even up to use the john or eat the expensive sandwiches they sell to suckers like me.  I never watch the in flight films but today I decided to tune is so that I could sleep on the next leg to Buenos Aires.  The film was August Rush, a story about an orphaned musical prodigy on a personal journey to find himself and his parents.  Pretty good considering I myself am on somewhat of a musical journey albeit not that serious.  Landed in Miami where we again luxuriated in the AA lounge this time taking advantage of the showers before the very crowded and packed 10 hour flight to BA. Two wonderful stewardesses took care of me, moving me from a busted middle seat to an aisle seat with much leg room, food and deserts from 1st class and a seat next to a lady who spoke very little English.  Typical not good for me as I am a talker but I couldn't have asked for more. Arrived BA early morning went directly to the hotel for a quick nap and then onto Luna Park for sound check.   PHOTO_ID_R=concert-promoterxxxmuy-calientexx.jpg] This venue Luna Park has a great history, www.lunapark.com  ,It is rumoured that Juan Peron met Eva here dancing the tango.  Sinatra, Oasis, the Pope and a host of other great artist have played this venue.  Bob Dylan will be here in a few weeks.

The place is huge and I expect many people tonight skanking away their troubles. Back to the hotel for literally 45 minutes then back for the show.

The venue was packed and the opening act, Holy Piby, put on a great show as many of their local fans held them up with support and positive vibrations.  !0:15 showtime and Pulse comes on to a thunderous applause cranking out "Rally Round the Flag".  




The rest is history; you know how they get down and what they do.  Another wicked show that I won't soon forget.  Met many great people including Cheeto who is head of People Magazine Argentina who graciously invited me back to vacation Uruguay next winter at his beach home.  This will get strong consideration!!!


After the show we hung in the venue for a time as the fellas met fans, did press and unwound.



I then linked with the crew: JD, Derek, TBone to hit some of the local after-hours spots!!!  What happens here stays here!!  Off to Rio in the morning.......this should be good.
Slideshow Report as Spam
Where I stayed
Nh Crillon Hotel

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mxpilot
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Hey smiley!
Based on the smile pasted on your face...Frankie is having fun and looking for trouble! Ahhhhh....the life and spoils of a traveling rock star!

naptown
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Mr Man is livin' it up!
Way cool.. Stay safe and joyous! Can't wait to see the next post.

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