The Edison! And more TB's!!
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December 8th, 2007 – by: Jelly
Edison, Edison... hey... where's the Edison?? The only thing I knew was that it was going to be in some industrial looking building. Vic and I did the virtual tour the night before! lol But I figured there would at least be a huge sign in lights... or maybe a light bulb! haha
But no. We look down the alley and see a bouncer and ropes... that must be it! As we get closer, they have a little sign, like a poster board that said "the Edison". Yeah, we made it! Kelly searches for her ID, and for a moment we were afraid she had forgotten it, well, she wasn't worried, but I was.
As we enter, we were greeted by the hostesses dressed in vintage 1920's attire. Maybe they weren't really vintage, but they the style was. Very classy and gorgeous might I add. We walk down the staircase and make our way down the "main bar." Our first priority was to hit the restroom. Hey, it was a long drive and we (Kelly and I) had a FEW sips of wine already. lol There were bouncers everywhere, telling us where we can't go, you know, because the ropes were not enough to keep us out of an area! I think they were forewarmed about Kelly and I! lol They kindly showed us the quickest route to the bathroom.
After our lil pee break, we go in search of the TB clan! Red dress, red dress, Doris (martinikitty13) is wearing a red dress. I look towards the main bar, completely missing "the well" under the stairs. Kelly pulls me and says, "that's them, look over there"... Beneath the stair case were couches, and a few little table tops. Those crafty little couches were surrounded by about 10 giggly, laughing, smiling travbuddies!! We're in for a good night! :-)
We walk up to Doris, Sybil, and Mel, make our introductions and begin chatting away. Actually Melanie practically knocks me over while we embraced!! haha In a good way.
There were alot of, "who are you?, what's your handle?" followed by "ohhhhh!! yes, Hello! Nice to meet you!! Glad you made it." Sometimes it's followed by, "oh, you look like your profile pic?" and other times it was a, "nope, sorry never seen your profile!, nice to meet you, I'll make sure to add you when I get home!" lol
The drinks began flowing almost as smoothly as the conversations. I found myself talking about my experience in Iceland, how I found travbuddy and what I do for a living. It was a large group, so many people to talk to, some of the TB the most I got was an introduction.
After some chatting, I needed to burn off some alcohol... is there any dancing at this venue?? Hmmm, time to investigate. I convinced Jesse (Jessejb) and Tracy (Tre69) to take a tour of the venue with me. Explained to them how it's actually the first private power plant in Los Angeles and how they kept most of the mechanical artifacts, quite the venue.
We had already seen "the Lab," which was roped off and bouncer protected for a private party right next to us. They were also privileged enough to have their own bar. We walk around the main bar and head past the "boiler room" towards the "Charleston room". Oh, pics, let's take pics... I ask the bouncer guy to take a pic of me and Tracy. He tells me they are not allowed to. Whatever... we turn around to see Jesse missing... where is he?? Oh, the main bar... waiting for his drink! Click, snapped a quick picture of him. Walked over to wait with him and noticed the DJ above the crowd, situtated above the "Charleston room." Click... another pic, this one of the DJ.
We proceed to walk into the "generator lounge.
Back to your TB group.
K, I'm hungry. I heard some people were going to grab food at the bar, so I asked Vic to grab a menu... but then I was told we were heading out to eat... so I flagged him back! lol At that point someone had a brilliant idea to take a group pic!! Yeah!! Group pic, group pic!!! That took a while... Mel, Jenn, and I were sent to the front... I'm sure you can guess why.
Ok, are we ready?? Let's go. The OC clan and a few peeps from LA headed to Roscoe's for some chicken and waffles... We convinced Jesse to join and Will. Will hitched a ride w/ Kelly, Vic and I... Jesse drove alone and Janene had her crew of David and Lauri. Ugh, so hungry... and cold outside!!! Brrr!!!
Time for some chicken...
Ok, Vic's navigation system sucks!! Sorry Vic! :-) Roscoe's was supposed to be only 4.
As we sit for the meal, Jesse and Lauri decide to skip this meal since they ate already and head out to W. LA. Jesse and Vic exchange numbers for us to meet with them after.
We exit Roscoe's and make plans to head home. We say our goodbyes and jump back in the car. First taking Will back to his hotel. That was interesting too. There was a John Mayer concert at the Staple Center and Will was staying at a hotel across the street. Wow, talk about crazy traffic at 11:30 pm!! We find our way to his hotel, but losing Janene on the freeway. She calls to inform me that her and David were just going to head back to my place and head home. Ok by me.
We drop will off and back on the freeway we go. A little while after driving for a bit, Vic gets a text from Jesse letting us know where he is. We felt bad heading home to early so we needed to come up with a good excuse. And here it was... Vic text him back something like "the girls asked me to go home with them and I said yes!" We were cracking up in the car. Jesse text back something naughty... but kinda not making sense (Jesse, you may have to explain that to us! lol). Anyways, we make it home about... um... 12:30am. Janene calls me as we are exiting to say goodnight, and as we drove down the street, we see and waving out of her car. Following not far behind we see David. And finally we are home. Great night!! New friends! Life is good! :-)
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