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Los Angeles (day off)
author: Nichelle
date posted: Tuesday, July 24, 2001

Ok, so we've made it to Los Angeles for a couple of much needed days off. Since I last updated you, we've done shows in Dallas - insanely hot and humid, but a great show (nice people too). We then moved further into the heat and desert for a stop in Las Cruces, a nice intimate indoor show - how I love that air conditioning. We spent that night in El Paso, Texas - on the border of Mexico, so the next morning myself, Ed, Georgia, Bean and Phillpott took the short walk over the bridge and border into Juarez, Mexico for a little exploration and souvenir shopping - Georgia is a true hustler, bargaining with the local tradesmen until they were virtually giving the stuff away for free!! After the heat took its toll we headed back to the hotel and flew on to Albuquerque.

Albuquerque was pretty quiet - we stayed in a hotel with absolutely nothing around it but the airport. The show had the potential for disaster as just before it began, a huge lighting storm headed in our direction showering the audience and stage - but like true DM fans they stuck it out and the sky cleared making way for a great night and a great show - still it was damn hot....

Next day on to Denver - altitude hell!! A great town but far too high in the sky - we were all walking around gasping for air!! The band found the combination of heat and thin air tough going - everyone was exhausted after the show, but it was definitely worth it. A good night at the hotel afterwards and some of our air-crew joined us for the revelries.

Sunday, July 22 was a much needed day off in Denver, and time to contemplate what to buy Martin for his birthday and a quick trip to the cinema for David, Jordan, Georgia, Jonathan and myself. We all saw America's Sweerthearts - not too sure if I would recommend it.

That Monday, July 23 on Martins birthday, we flew to Salt Lake City for a welcomed indoor show at the E Center - as usual the Salt Lake City fans were amazing, pushing the band into playing a storming set and just as Martin thought he was about to play his solo set, Dave walked back on stage and got the fans to join him singing Happy Birthday to you - you should have seen the look on his face!

After the show we did a runner to L.A. for our next few days off as the crew make their way to Portland for a bit of tax-free shopping. You know they're all going to be wearing new Nikes when we get there on Friday!!!!

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