Well, I’m nearly ready for my Cali adventure. I’m tying up lots of loose ends at work, got my clothing figured out, I have a relaxing massage tonight, and have wrapped my head around the trip.
As much of a homebody as I am, I think I need an adventure. Something new. A change of scenery. Even if it’s only for a little while.
Oddly enough, the one thing I’m least worried about is the main reason I’m going out there: to sing I Am Harvey Milk.
I’m excited to perform it again (and to meet Andrew Lippa, the composer). I can sing the piece in my sleep, so that won’t be an issue. And I’m confident that I’ll do the TCGMC proud.
What I’m most nervous about is getting around the city. I don’t like visiting cities where they don’t have a well designed and efficient public transit system. Basically I’m cheap and don’t want to take Uber everywhere.
Plus LA isn’t known as a “walkable” city.
Furthermore, there’s really nothing in LA that I want to see from a tourist perspective. Literally nothing. It’s a city of manufactured culture that has had me rolling my eyes for about a decade now.
Ok– maybe seeing the ocean would be cool. But that seems like an inordinately long (and expensive!!) journey from downtown, and I do have rehearsals and concerts to contend with.
One way or another, it’s going to be an adventure. I promise lots of pictures and at least one good blog post.