I chose to visit London simply because everyone seems to have already been. I figured I should go, too.
Since I live a charmed life, I happened to arrived in London at the perfect time for 5 amazing reasons.
First, there was the excitement of the Royal Wedding.
Second, I was able to attend my friend Ed's birthday.
|Ed's birthday party. Pictured are Ed, Austin, me and Grant.|
Third, my friends Jim and Bella from California arrived in London for their vacation at the same time as me.
|Jim and The Beebs all the way from Santa Monica, California.|
Fourth, my friends Grant and Austin were playing a show on the nights I was in town.
|Austin and Grant rockin' it in London.|
Fifth, my friend Paul, who lives down the street from me in Santa Monica and is in my close circle of friends, was in London on business.
|Paul and I with our official Pleased faces.|
|Paul and I with our official Displeased faces.|
All these young fellas are major players part of the vibrant music scene of London, so naturally, since I was lucky enough to be staying with Grant (thank you!!!), music was a big part of my stay in London.
If you've lived under a rock for the last 50 years, let me give you a brief history of the London music scene. London is where the Rolling Stones rocked Hyde Park, where the Beatles began their stroll around the globe from Abbey Road, where little boys like David Bowie and Robbie Williams turned into the stadium-filling superstars we know today.
And let's not forget the Spice Girls.
On the night we were all in London at the same time, Austin met me at the Tube to help me with directions and to unlock the mysteries of the Oyster card.
|On your first trip to London, it's good to have a Tube buddy like Austin to show you the way.|
|Ed asks, "Are you going to put this on the blog?" |
No, no. Certainly not.