Mexico City, Part III

Wednesday started nicely with my 2nd workout of the week and I already felt much better in the endurance department. So if this continues, all will be fine on Saturday.

At 13:00 Arturo picked up Solitary Experiments and us with a van to go to Toluca (40 minutes outside of Mexico City) for a radio and TV interview. After half an hour he got a phonecall that another radio station might do an interview with us on thursday if they like the bands. To find that out, they needed CDs of the bands. So Arturo stopped somewhere, bought CDs and burned a compilation of each band to a CD-R to then drive somewhere else and drop them off at the station.

Arturo - burning CDs

All in all this process took something like 2 hours. And all the time I wondered: why didn’t the radio station guys just go on the web and listen to the songs on the official websites or MySpace or even YouTube?? This was totally ass-backwards, really, and in the end didn’t work out for me at all because the radio station decided they only had enough time for Solitary Experiments (aka they think I suck, haha) …

Drove on to Toluca to do a radio interview at Radio/Television Mexiquense with a very nice host and then head over to the next building for a short TV interview.

Radio Host

Before us were the Mexican Chippendales who had quite a large following of fangirls with them in the studio. The interview was over after 3-4 minutes (as is to be expected with these sorts of quick promos) and everyone there was really professional (which was refreshing).

TV Station 02
TV Station 01

Back in Mexico City at 20:30 I had to cancel a video shoot that I wanted to do on one of the highest buildings of Mexico City, because we were late again. Had dinner instead with Björn and Aleyda and then met up with Melissa and Daekk for drinks and Nachos at the local Hard Rock Cafe (the only place we could find that was open past 23:00). Admired Prince’s red high heels and a Prince tour poster from Würzburg, Germany. Why that was hung up in Mexico City, I don’t know *g* Bedtime was at 2:30.

Thursday started with gym, shopping and making manly breakfast (eggs, toast, potato roasties, etc.). Then we headed out to the hotel for an interview at 16:00. We arrived 30 minutes late on purpose just to find out that nobody would show up. Daekk and Melissa were nice enough to drive us to a venue where they had a “Dark Expo” – a collection of “dark” artwork. Some of it was good, most of it was pure crap. Then again, who am I to judge it … *g*

Dark Expo
(Me at the Dark Expo – interpreting a picture for the videoblog)

After that it was time for Bizarro again! Arrived there at 19:30, had millions of drinks and left a little after 1:30! I like that place. The waitresses are so nice and they gladly played the Horizon Born Electric Paradise Remix. *g*

Today started early with an interview session. Björn and I tried to be deliberately late again, but even though we arrived at 11:10 (40 minutes after the scheduled time) we were still the first people there. So we decided to start the day early with beers. Eskil arrived a little later and we hung out in the sun, drinking beers waiting for the press guys to show up. I think the interviews started around 13:00 and Eskil and I did them together, cause he thought it’s more fun to bounce answers off of each other. I agree with that. After that he left to the anthropological museum while we went back to the apartment to sleep and be lazy.

Interview

Up tonight: 1000 vodkas at the official festival pre-party at Dada-X.

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