NYC! NYC! NYC!
Some people may not know this but Im not much of a “Blogger” but slowly Im changing that. So for this one Im just going to do it day by day recap of what went down in NYC haha
It Starts – Day 1 in NYC. Friday, May 13, 2011
I arrived in NYC at 12:30am. Yes, that’s Friday, the 13th. Before I get into the good stuff, let me tell you about the troubles I had upon arriving. Days before the trip, I was set to crash at a friends place, but that fell through the day I flew out to NYC. With a ticket and nowhere to stay, I was kind of stuck. Luckily for me, my friend Melanie offered for me to stay at her place. For which I am eternally grateful. From the airport, I took a cab to Manhattan to the pre-party for B-Boy Massacre, Behind the Groove. And, let me inform you, the cab ride was $51.00. I felt raped, but I needed to get there. Melanie gave me a cross street where to meet her at and I didn’t have an address. Yeah, I was a little lost. As I was going to contact her and tell her that I was at the location, my phone dies. Ugh! I’m in NYC for the first time, nothing is familiar and yeah, I had no way of contacting her. I walk into a corner store (a.k.a Bodega) and got some gum and Hi-Chews (strawberry, of course) and asked the guy behind the counter if I can charge my phone because I needed to get in contact with Melanie and I was out of town. Dude, he was a saint and allowed me to charge my phone. Bro, whoever you are, you rule! I charged my phone for ten minutes and get a hold of Melanie. Now, I’m at the cross street where I was to meet Melanie and I’m there with my entire luggage, standing at the corner. Can you picture me? Can you say “out-of-tower?”
Now, I’m with Melanie and its 1:55am. She and I go to the pre-party at a club called, Le Poisson. When I arrive, I was welcomed by familiar faces, the Renegade Rockers. Being it was my first time in NYC, it was great seeing people I knew. I didn’t waste any time, I hauled my luggage into the restroom and changed. I was tired, but I was ready to cypher. I went all out, I didn’t hold anything back. I was in the cypher as much as I can before we had to leave. Yeah, all cockiness aside, I rocked that shit no doubt. We leave the venue because we needed to catch the ferry to Staten Island. When we were on the ferry, Melanie pointed out the Statue of Liberty and for some odd reason, it looked small to me and I didn’t seem too impressed. I guess I was tired. We made it to her huge house and unpacked and didn’t get to bed until 7:00am.