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Z100's Last Chance Summer Dance was held in "Portland" this past weekend. I got to "Portland's Union Station" via "Seattle" at about 6:00 p.m. and checked into the adorable little"Clyde Hotel" on Stark Street. The Clyde was built in 1912 and the "lobby" was recently renovated. My room had a "claw foot tub" and a "a sink" in the room proper. The room had no "phone" but there was a cool old one at the "front desk".

The "halls" were long and dark and wonderfully "decorated" with antiques. Each night scented candles were lit up and down the halls and one could feel the presence of those that had "moved on". Did you see orbs in that last picture?

I met up with the charming and very zen chrism inside the "Tom McCall Waterfront Park" for "Portland's Z100's Last Chance Summer Dance" where JC was on the "billet" to guest host.

We stood in the midst of screaming teenies gritting our teeth for a littel while then quickly retreated to the beer garden for shade, chairs and to meet the lovely alittleblue and hammerhead22 when they called, to all wait for JC to do . . . something.

He did stuff, did some "standing around" and then more "stuff". He apparently got a t-shirt rubbed on his ass by a stupid radio DJ and then he sang "Build My World" and then he did more stuff and then a stint in the autograph signing area. and then some other stuff and then he was gone I think.

But while he was singing – which I couldn't see much of because all the tall people in Portland decided to go to the concert that day and stand in front of all the short people – I got a couple of pictures. The best of him performing being "this ones" because when I asked tall hammerhead to take a picture with my camera she did. Thank you sweetie!

After he sang his one song, we hoofed it to the autograph area. There were people milling about everywhere. "Lonnie". And a line of "teenies" that started here and ended way the heck over there. Word came down the line that JC wasn't staying for the full hour and adorable alittleblue came looking for me and hauled me over to where himself was sitting and I snapped pictures like a crazed paparazzi. Thank you honey, I wouldn't have seen him that close if not for you coming to get me!!! If I ever have a first born child, he's yours. If you want him

Oh, Lonnie, you love you your little JC dontchoo?

It was funny, this kid brought a teeny tiny something up to JC to sign. JC looked at him and laughed but the kid wanted that itty bitty thing the size of a bottle cap signed, so JC leaned in and autographed it.

I'll post the rest of the pictures in another post. I'l repeat the disclaimer - the pics aren't great but you can recognize him. At least on my computer. Some monitors are darker than others.

But y'know what... *squeee* I'm still a little knee-wobbly at the idea that these are my pics! It's farkin' surreal, dude.

So anyway, after our little afternoon in the teenie infested park, hammerhead22 pointed out beautiful "Mt. Hood" before we hooked up with jic and we all hightailed it outta there and went to the pub/bar/restaurant happy to leave Tom McCall and his waterpark behind. Did I mention there were about a billion teenies there.
We drank gallons of ice water and I had a tasty RC Cola with my burger and freedom fries. (we don't get RC here so it's a big deal)
We wrapped up our meals and all headed off in different directions and I went back to the hotel to let the whole afternoon since in and watch funny looking weather people braving the horrible hurricane in Florida to bring us live reports.

I headed back to little ol' "New Westminster" on Monday and I got home to "this little face" waiting for me at the door. Let's just say she was happy to have her steady source of food home again.


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Sep. 8th, 2004 04:06 pm (UTC)
Babe! the post from coding-hell! hee! Bless your heart. That took work. And good gawd, thank you for the pretty JC-ness. Those first tow stopped my heart.

Sep. 8th, 2004 06:47 pm (UTC)
Oh, Kare!!! I'm still dizzy about it all.
I was there. I was " " that close!
Sep. 8th, 2004 04:21 pm (UTC)
nice pics aww
Sep. 8th, 2004 04:24 pm (UTC)
Oh, awesome. And I'm so glad you had fun--I was worried you'd be so disappointed. You are the master of zen, I'm but a mere acolyte. You rock. *grins* And I had so much fun hanging out on Sunday...
Sep. 8th, 2004 04:27 pm (UTC)
Ooh, me again, you should tell folks about the poster... That's all heartwarming and stuff. *grins*
Sep. 8th, 2004 07:01 pm (UTC)
Oh MAN!!! Thanks so much for reminding me about that!!!
I told ms_nerd about it this morning and forgot about it when posting.
Wasn't that girl something!? I'm still a little dazed by that.
She blew me away!!

Sep. 8th, 2004 06:56 pm (UTC)
To tell you the truth, I really was very disappointed but all the other stuff around the whole trip made it okay. ::shrug::
Besides darlin', I got to meet you guys! You were so laid back about everything in the middle of that screaming ebbing crowd that I thought I'd adopt the same mindset. It worked!
I had a wonderful experience with hotel accomodations and transportation. The city and weather was beautiful. And I did get to see JC and pretty darn close. So, I really do have to feel grateful for the weekend as a whole.

I hope we get to get together again soon. When did I say I was holding WestCon again? :o)
Sep. 8th, 2004 05:12 pm (UTC)
Heeeeee!!! My two most favouritest JCs in one post :)) Look at all the pretty *sigh*

I'm glad you had a good time coming down through my neck of the lower mainland *GRIN*
Sep. 8th, 2004 06:58 pm (UTC)
Hee! You're so cute! I had a really nice time. Portland is pretty!!!
I hear there's a certain LetterBoy coming to the Great White North. Am I going to get to see you while you're here or is this a Hockey trip?
Sep. 9th, 2004 09:23 am (UTC)
*blush* I'm glad you did. And it really is a pretty place.

Why yes, a trip to the Great White North IS planned. And of course you will get to see me. I wouldn't have it any other way :)
Sep. 9th, 2004 12:24 pm (UTC)
*smooch* I will see you on Saturday!!! ::bounce::
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:02 pm (UTC)
Oooh...that look of intensity in the second pic? Yum. Thanks so much for sharing; glad you had a great time!
Sep. 8th, 2004 09:18 pm (UTC)

Can you imagine having him focus on you like that.

Sep. 8th, 2004 09:37 pm (UTC)
Fabulous pictorial, loved it!

Sep. 9th, 2004 02:01 pm (UTC)
Oh, hee, thank you so much!

>>>still love that icon of yours<<<
Sep. 9th, 2004 01:20 pm (UTC)
Yay! I spy with my little eye ... my favorite sparkly boy! :) I'm glad you had fun, and thanks for sharing lots of pretty pictures with us.
Sep. 9th, 2004 07:03 pm (UTC)
wow girl, you were there and had JC in your face at took pics, lucky you, well I had JC in my face but I didn't react --> to me
Sep. 9th, 2004 08:47 pm (UTC)
You'll get to see him again and you'll be ready next time!
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