26 Aug 2003 - Nicko - Laguna Beach
Hotel room Laguna Beach.
Well, well, well,
How are you all?
I’m top form at the moment although last night's show at the Long Beach arena was not one of our best. Though it was a good time.
We had a few problems with the sound on stage but I think that there were a few hungover heads on the stage that night but I aint going to tell you who, TeeHee. We did have a blast although as I said it wasn’t one of our shinning nights. We all made stupid mistakes but hey, we still rocked.
Well the night before we played at the old Irvine Meadows. It was a great evening. I left the hotel with me misses and Jeanne and we arrived a little after 8 o'clock. There were a lot of our friends there. Shawn, me mate from Texas turned up with his delightful daughter. It was lovely to see him; he also turned up at last night’s show. I think he may even be in San Diego tonight.
He is a dear old mate from way back. So the night went great. Merc came down from N.Y. with his family. There were a lot of folks there that I hadn’t seen for a long time. It was a great time.
I left the show with the misses and Jeanne at around 12:30am. Before I left I had to see a guy about me back and he worked on it for about 30 minutes. He sorted me right out. His name was Chris. Thank you Chris you are the man. We got back to the hotel and had a wee drink and the hit the hay. I was not up too late so make your own mind up OK.
Last night was a bit hard as I said but we still managed to have a good time. I hung around after and had me back worked on and then I had a few minutes with me mate Rich Manzacaro from Paiste cymbals. He had just flown in from Toronto that day and was a little fried but it was great to see him. I left the show at a little after 12:30am and was back at me hotel for 1:20am. I hit the sack and went straight to sleep.
All in all, a very weird day.
Well I have to go now as I have to make the drive down too San Diego,We’re on stage at 9:55pm tonight.
It should take about 90 minutes to drive traffic permiting.
So take care
God bless you all
Stay safe and well