Being VIP and partying with THE Minh in Austin
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October 11th, 2008 – by: yadilitta
Minh plays the bass in a "multicultural" band, haha. I called them multicultural, since the band is formed by 4 guys: 1 Asian, 1 Red head, 1 Latin and & 1 Afroamerican, great combination!!! They were playing at Lucky Lounge, which is a small lounge in the Warehouse area. Minh went to Tayta when he was in Lima, so he knows what kind of place is my favorite one.
Vanessa, Kevin and I arrived to Lucky Lounge almost at 10pm. The band was already playing. I have already seen some pics of Minh performing, but it was so great seeing him in action. Oh! I was forgetting to say Milton came with us too. He was in my purse, hehe. The atmosphere at that place was perfect! They were playing different covers and people were having so much fun. We got our first drinks and the party got started. We were enjoying the music and singing. I recognized all the songs. Minh said something to his friend - the singer - and next thing I heard waws my name. I was asked to join them, OMG!!! It was my 1st time on stage with a band. Minh gave me a metal cowbell and I became the 5th member, haha.
After my brief but so much fun singer experience, I went back to the bar and joined Vanessa and Kevin. We kept on singing and dancing. Then I saw a familiar face. "Huy? is that you?" and yes, it was Huy! As soon as he came, I gave him a hug. Vanessa & Kevin found it so weird. They didn't know I knew Huy, haha. I introduced him to them and we were a bigger group. Other friends of Minh were arriving and the gang got bigger. It was so cool, meeting Huy again. It was the 3rd time I met him. 2 times in Austin and 1 in Lima, the 4th one should be in Lima or at least in South America, haha. By the way, I met Minh through Huy, hehe.
Around 11pm the concert was over. It was a success! Minh approached to us, yeah! a rock star was next to me, haha.
Our next stop was the bar next door, the "Red Fez". The place was packed, but I was with the band, so they opened the VIP section for us, yeah! We were there with Kamal, the DJ and friend of Minh. This guy knows everyone, haha. The atmosphere was great! I got a Grey Goose with Cramberry and started to party again, haha. Hey! Milton joined us too. It was time for him to become part of the party.
Although the next place was close, we took a cab. While we were driving I asked Minh about Milton. He were laughing and suddenly became so serious and screamed: "Milton!" Oh no! We lost him! Tim sent a SMS to Kamal and he had Milton with him, uffff. What a relief! Now, we could on partying without feeling guilty, hehe. This time we left the Warehouse area and drove to the famous 6th Street. We went to a bar called "Momo's". They had live music and what a suprise! Minh knew the band, haha. We had a beer and kept on dancing and partying, haha.
And now it was time to go to the next place. This would be the 4th of the night. Minh wasn't lying when he told me we would be going from bar to bar all the night long, haha. The name of this bar was "Union Park". We went upstairs to the bar. The bartenders were 2 brothers who knew Minh, haha. Of course Minh was introducing me as the Peruvian friend, haha. I might not be in a band, but was important too, haha. We were having fun there and suddenly Huy showed up, cool! I don't know how he found us. He might have called Minh, hehe. We got our beers and started partying, actually restarted, haha. Then one of the brothers fixed a drink for us. I'm not sure what was in it, but tasted delicious, there were more than one liquor in that shot, which was inside a glass with orange juice and we were supposed to drink it at once.
Time to go back home. Huy offered to drive us back home. He had his truck there and was in condition to drive, thanks!!! In our way we got some food, ate at Minh's and then Huy left. It was a looooong day/night, I needed to sleep. Thank God my flight was in the afternoon, so I'd have enough time to recover energies, hehe. I had so much fun that I can hardly wait to hang out with Minh again. Ojitos Chinitos rocks!!!!
Thanks for this great experience Minh! I'll never forget it!!! I owe you a big one and would let you know when I'm back and you should let me know when you are in South America :)
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