Monday, July 20, 2009
Montreux Jazz Festival - Here We Come!
We were up at 7:15 in the morning to get packed, eat breakfast and head to the bus by 9am.
On the ride to Montreux, we stopped at a truck stop along the way and were able to get out and literally smell the roses! In the middle of the mountains along the highway! Just beautiful! And I can't really remember ever saying that about a truck stop!
We stopped in Lausanne, Switzerland for lunch. This was a cute little lake shore town along Lake Geneva. Anna and I stopped in to a place that one of the locals we ran in to recommended for just a salad. Still VERY expensive... but the coolest toilets I've ever seen! Not to be disgusting, but when you stand up this little mechanical arm comes out, makes the lid spin around as it wipes the lid!
We have a 4:30pm hit time in Montreux and no real time to warm up properly... so, it's back to hurry and pray!
Great show over all! Very hot under the black tarp tent, but the crowd was fantastic! Fun to see lots of people from all over the world come together to enjoy music!
We got back to the hotel with enough time to check our email on the computer and hang out for a minute before heading back to the festival to walk a bit. My 5 year old laptop is dying a slow painful death and is even more frustrating now because it won't connect to the internet more than half the time. My iPhone does a much better job! A Macbook Pro is in our future!!! We will then start offering trumpet lessons online!