This picture was taken on the way to LA, and funnily enough sums up my reaction to it: Meh. I guess there’s always a first time for everything, isn’t there? The sentiment I was feeling at the time is hard to describe, but I’ll definitely try.
Let’s start with pre-travel feelings.
“OMGGGGGG, MY LIFE IS AWESOME”
In all actuality, my life was/is pretty tight at the moment, but in a more low-key manner. At the time – lol, look at me talking like this wasn’t 2 months ago – I’d just gotten back from Montreal, and life was feeling good! I was home for a week, and getting ready to head back out to Baltimore, so the spirits were high but the energy was low. It was alright though, I felt like I was making definitive progress in my career, even if most of my time spent there was casual. I really wasn’t even in any of these cities for business, I was there more so to enjoy the vibes and figure out where my home base for grinding would be. ANYWAYS. As far as which moves were being made, Mona Lisa had just dropped, and was doing great!
Now let’s jump forward a bit to me in LA.
First impressions: This place is flat as shiet. And BIG. Oh my.
Second impressions: I like the palm trees.
Third Impressions: I’m hungry, but everything is so farrrrrr
Fourth Impressions: What do you actually do here…?
Fifth Impressions: Meh.
*gasp* what is this? How could LA be meh? Well, it was for me. I mean, the events that occurred that week were tight (s/o Soulection for having me make a surprise appearance at the 6-year anniversary show), but the actual city was meh. But to be fair, I really only roamed around Koreatown, so I barely scratched the surface. I have to give it another chance. I will give it another chance. Too many homies, too many heartthrobs and too many hedonists rave about it, so there has to be SOMETHING I’m missing. Who knows.
One day I’ll be back. One day I’ll sell out a show and it’ll make LA my favorite city. Or at least, that’s the goal, right? *shrug*
The ramen was tight though.