yeah...that last entry really trailed off, didn't it? i was Soooo tired. i fell asleep on the keyboard shortly thereafter.
tonight's not much better, energywise. but i want to write as i go here, so. so so so. here goes.
to continue and elaborate on yesterday...we met up with one of trevor's friends (who seemed very cool) and after the bar, we stopped at a grocery store and bought a bottle of vodka...which the owner of the store stuffed in trevor's pocket for him (since apparently the cops don't take kindly to people buying alcohol at grocery stores after midight...so they sold it to us, but made us hide it. heh. funny.) we went back to trevor's friend's (chris) little apt (v. cool.) and played the lighter game (ask a question of someone, hand them the lighter. they must then hand the lighter to whomever they feel is the answer for that question, and then when the lighter gets back to the starting person, all the questions are revealed to everyone, as well as the answers) we played a few rounds before chris' roommate showed up very drunk and proceeded to turn angry (ugh, violent drunks) and ended up kicking us out of the house. ugh. a wee bit uncomfortable, to say the least. but as there is now more distance from the experience...not so scary as it was to my drunken self last night.
tonight!! was awesome. brett and i went out alone to go do our electronica thing. went to a club first, playing some SICK breakbeats...best i have ever heard. amazing, incredible, blah,blah,blah yeah. eargasm. orgasm, for that matter. true thing! since the club shut down at midnight (probably on account of noise regulations about not being above ground with loud music after a certain time...) we then headed to a DNB/Jungle party we had found on the internet.
for starters, it was on a fucking boat, on the seine. the music was incredible. it even had a better vibe to it that the club (hey, so ok, junglist party vs club scene...) yeah, all i could think was WOW. i wish gabe and kevin could see this, could be here! they would die! truly...you would not have believed it. worth a trip across the ocean just to attend. had some fun conversations in french, and then english (?!?) with a guy who'd spent 2 years in hawaii with his schooling/job-training. the whole night was....surreal. is the only way to put it. at the same time lost in the music and yet also snapped completely outside myself. the participant observer. hard to describe.
some interesting notes. of course, this should be obvious, but it's not something i really gave much thought to. dance here is SO different. i felt like a sore thumb the whole time on the floor. or, well. an oddity, moreso. very strange feeling indeed.
so tomorrow we leave for italy at 8am in the morning. i am planning to just sleep on the train. because, well. i need to be up by 6am tomorrow, to get ready and get down to gare de lyon (the train station) by 7ishsomething. the time is now 4:15. i am excited about italy, having never seen it. but being myself, i am also sad to be leaving france. we got invites to another breaks party that will happen may 21...so we'll see. we may be back. time in each country is flexible. and i may just do some of my vinyl shopping here, rather than in the UK. i don't know. maybe that's sacriledge. but. WOW. just. no words for how amazing french breaks are. no words. at least, we have shanna with some italian behind her, so we won't be completely lost (like in germany and holland)
wowwowowowowowow. my life. is insane. i'm so glad i did this. cannot express how worth it. [explodes]