Airports aren't that
romantic, but it
was part of the trip. It
was a rather
but PDX operations went on without any issues.
Surprisingly, even though it was a Friday morning, the airport was not
overly busy. We made it though check-in and the security
We had a nice quiet flight on a half-full plane.
The hotel is on the strip along with Disneyland and the convention
center in beautiful downtown Anaheim. Bed, bath, couch, and
internet connection - what more could one ask for? Well, a
mini-fridge would have been useful.
Friday evening's event was
house in Van Nuys to view the top 14 music videos and
help pick the top
video. If you are familiar with the LA area, you know that
a long ways north of Anaheim. Even longer in Friday evening
However, with patience and fortitude, we survived the pilgrimage.
has a beautiful house that easily hosted the 40
or so of us.
house was previously owned by a Hollywood effects producer and had
beautiful wood highlights and stained-glass windows, and John recently
finished building a recording
in the home. Before the movies, we got a
tour. Very impressive!
The videos were a wide variety of styles and music, and all were very
good. It was hard to pick our own top 5. After
choices were made, Brian and company took them off to combine them with
the other judging to find a winner.