31 Days of Jet Travel, 12 Hours between Flights, 2 Friends, 1 Incredible Adventure
Took a red eye from Seattle to JFK the night of Day 3. Arrive in JFK around 6 and set up shop in T5 to work. After a couple radio interviews we started going through video and photos, lots of good stuff in there for the webisodes when we get back. At one point I looked at Clark and said “You understand that going to work for us is flying around having fun, going on facebook and twitter…we’re the luckiest guys on the planet”
So after ‘work’ we board the plane to head to Charlotte and a night we probably won’t soon forget (or remember). Once we land we meet up with our host for the night, Burton. Burton owns Sintient Clothing (www.sintient.com) and knows how to party. We hop in his boy Tom “TOMMYGUNZ” ’s Hummer and head to Burton’s place to charge phones, shower and get ready.
First stop is the Blues, Brews & BBQ Fest in Downtown Charlotte. Let me tell you, I thought I’ve had good BBQ in Buffalo. I have not. I haven’t even had kinda good BBQ. The ribs at this place were OUT OF THIS WORLD. Saying the meat was “falling off the bone” is almost an understatement.
After devouring some more BBQ and deep fried apples we headed to Amo’s to see a great band called Save Our Sterio, then our night started to escalate very quickly. Our host decided to start ordering up drinks at an alarming rate. Not ones to say no to a free beverage we consumed the beverages with smiles on our faces.
When the show ended we headed downtown to check out a couple clubs. One in particular didn’t want to let us in without paying and they weren’t very happy about Clark bringing in camera gear. Joe had a few choice words with the bouncer (that no one can remember now) and everything was cool, we went on in (no cover). Shortly after Joe got ‘tired’ and went to bed. Clark went exploring the city with Steve and his friend. Around 3 am they picked Joe up from Burton’s place and headed to their final stop of the evening, Steve’s friend Jen’s house.
So after Joe “went to sleep” (even though he was still walking and talking). Steve, Jen, and myself headed out on a photo-walk around Charlotte. I must say that I was very impressed by excellent urban planning and the beauty of the architecture that comprises the city. Charlotte is a very cool city and I look forward to spending more time there in the future. Here are a few images to “wet your pallet”, but I highly recommend you check out the entire set on flickr and join our facebook page so you can see the exclusive “twit-pics” that get posted during our travels.
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