comedy night, pizza, beauty bar and ecco = late night
11.03.2009 - 12.03.2009 56 °F
Beauty Bar was on my list of places I had to go to. Had to. JJ loved the place when she visited and I've already been to the one in New York. Hopefully I'll be making the one in Vegas too. So I got Isabelle (from France) and Adiya (from Israel) from my hostel to go with me. First, though, we went down the hall for comedy night at the hostel. They have lots of events going on every day and night here, but I'll talk more about the hostel and other people there later.
So the comedy show features 5 or 6 comedians who are obviously trying to "make it" in Hollywood. The show is in our lounge with a bar, so everyone grabs some cheap drinks and sits down to laugh. Some of the comedians are better than others, but I had to think that it was difficult to connect with an international crowd. These kids probably don't "get" much of our lingo, social issues (that they always joke about) and other crazy American subtleties which make great comedy work. I got to talk with a few of the other hostel kids and all in all it was fun.
Then the Beauty Bar! But first the girls were hungry and we stopped for a bite of pizza... Okay not a bite. They had the biggest slices of pizza that I've ever seen!
Finally -- Beauty Bar. It was so pretty inside! Not at all like NYC. I mean, I loved the NYC bar because of it's vintage kitschy decorations, but this one was so new and glittery looking. Very pretty. Unfortunately for us, it was dead in there. The music was okay, but not what I was hoping for. Adiya requested a few songs but then left (she had one hell of a day and I think she was tired). So Isabelle and I finished our drinks and headed next door to dance club Ecco. It was really cool -- very dark and very luxe. There were these cool bubble lights all around the place that would change colors with the music too. We danced there for a while to techno-ish house music and returned home. At least I can say that I made it to a few clubs on the Cahuenga Corridor!
When we got back, the hostel was still busy with people. I ran into another person I had met there, Tom from Cambridge, and we stayed up talking for a while. I knew that I would need to be up early for my flight, but I also knew it was my last night in L.A. and I wanted to take it all in. Bed time and in the morning, my flight to see my Jenny!!!