- 9:55 AM, Sunday,
April 22nd, 2018:
- It's hard to put
into words how amazing it is to have another year like
2015. In fact, taking out October 2015? This is
surpassing it by leaps and bounds. A normal March
& April is 7-8 gigs. 4 gigs a month is AWESOME.
Plenty. I usually average close to $800 a gig, so
yeah, I'm GOOOOOOD on 4 a month. This year in
March & April?
- Twenty, six, gigs.
Now you see why that fire in January was so intense?
Now you see why I just paid cash to fix it as fast as
possible and didn't bother with insurance because I
didn't have the time? Even February had 8 events,
which is DOUBLE the normal amount. This shit is
stressful as balls...
- ...but the good
times can mean a corporate gig at the Anaheim
Convention Center next to Disneyland and enough
downtime and free hotel stays to take the family to
Disney. Incredibly, something we did this exact month
in 2015. Craaaaaaaaaaazy.
- So to be perfectly
honest, this was a tough visit. And it will be our
last for a good while. They just didn't have the
patience for the lines, man. It's different when
you're in a stroller, I guess - but they want to
RUNNNNNNNNNN. They want to MOVE. And they were
absolutely just acting out. It's also, incredibly, our
NINTH visit to Disneyland. And since they watch these
movies so much? It's overkill. I think we take another
year or so off and go to Universal (which is 5 minutes
from us) if we do anything at all. It's a catch-22
really, when you live in Ohio - the idea of Disneyland
or DisneyWorld is something you dream of. You book it
months in advance, you build it up like a lifetime. To
our kids it's just another day which is comparable to
ANY FREAKING PLAYGROUND to them. This one is
just bigger and with bigger lines. Basically, the
magic is kinda filtered out.
- THEN AGAIN,
they did have fun and hey - it was freaking free. The
dude who got us in quit the NEXT DAY so really,
the writing is on the wall: time to move
- ...of course when
Star Wars Land opens next year I may feel differently.