Being VIP and partying with THE Minh in Austin

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The band
Finally I'd be able to hang out with THE Minh in his hometown and to make things even better... he'd be playing with his band tonight. Super!!! I was more than ready to have some Minh style fun. Being a VIP, sounded so great! When Minh was in Lima, we were talking about how fun it would be hanging out with him in Austin, well today was the day, yeah!

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.
he's awesome!
And Lucky Lounge might be Austin's version of Tayta. Ok, I'm sure I'd love this place. Super!

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.
yeah!
I was clapping, dancing, laughing, haha. Vanessa became the photographer ;)

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.
party time with Huy!
Minh and Huy met, they have been friends since a while ago, but don't hang out together much. I was the reason while they met this time, super! Huy had to leave, he would meet some friends but he told us he'd join us later. And what about us? Would we go back home? No way! Party was just getting started. Now it was time to hang out with the band and party as VIP, hurra!!!!

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.
they said we 4 had Asian eyes, haha.
We were taking pics and having fun, haha. Then we got shots. OMG! Would I drink it? Why not?!?! I was with the band, haha. We kept on partying for a while, dancing and having fun until Minh told us it was time to go to other place. So, Kevin, Vanessa, Minh & I left.

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.
at the cab, ready to go to the next place :)


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 dance, haha
Vanessa didn't have it, but I didn't say no, haha. After the drink we moved downstairs where the dance floor was. We started dancing and kept on going until 2am, when they were closing. Actually this is the close time in Austin. They stop serving alcohol :P

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 :)
yadilitta says:
nice! I like Austin, that city has a special vibe :)
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009
HCSmooth66 says:
I lived in Austin for 2 years. Always love reading about people who visit it.
Posted on: Sep 21, 2009
yadilitta says:
yes, I'm, hehe. I had a great time in Austin and now ready to party in NOLA :)
Posted on: Oct 16, 2008
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The band
The band
hes awesome!
he's awesome!
yeah!
yeah!
party time with Huy!
party time with Huy!
they said we 4 had Asian eyes, hah…
they said we 4 had Asian eyes, ha…
at the cab, ready to go to the nex…
at the cab, ready to go to the ne…
time to dance, haha
time to dance, haha
the band
the band
The Minh
The Minh
rock time!
rock time!
band experience
band experience
mmm, what is he saying?
mmm, what is he saying?
yeah!
yeah!
haha
haha
I met Huy for 3rd time!!!
I met Huy for 3rd time!!!
at the Lucky Lounge with the guy w…
at the Lucky Lounge with the guy …
Vanessa & Yadi
Vanessa & Yadi
with Minh in the VIP section, haha
with Minh in the VIP section, haha
Kamal in action
Kamal in action
Milton!!! we almost lost you...
Milton!!! we almost lost you...
Yadi, Minh, Vanessa & Milton!
Yadi, Minh, Vanessa & Milton!
Kevin, Minh & Milton!!!!
Kevin, Minh & Milton!!!!
Kamal
Kamal
Milton rocks!!!
Milton rocks!!!
yeah!
yeah!
fun!
fun!
yeah!
yeah!
my vodka!!!
my vodka!!!
Shot time!!!
Shot time!!!
with our shots!
with our shots!
do I have to drink it??? Yes I did…
do I have to drink it??? Yes I di…
Kevin, my babysitter!!!
Kevin, my babysitter!!!
Kevin & Vanessa
Kevin & Vanessa
haha
haha
2 band guys
2 band guys
party time!
party time!
hey!
hey!
Momos
Momo's
Vanessa, Minh, Yadi & Huy
Vanessa, Minh, Yadi & Huy
the coolest brothers!
the coolest brothers!
which is the name of this drink?
which is the name of this drink?
so happy!!!
so happy!!!
cheers!!!
cheers!!!
party!!!!
party!!!!
do you want some?
do you want some?
oh yes!
oh yes!
OMG
OMG
grrrrrrrrrrrr
grrrrrrrrrrrr
party, party, party
party, party, party
Im in a band!
I'm in a band!
xxx
xxx
:P
:P
rockin!
rockin!
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