So I was looking for a particular story that I had started last week and found several that, well, never made it out of the drafts department. 🙄 So here ya go!!!
It all started on Wed. Steve (long time group member) and I caught our flight out of DIA. Once in LV we were met by our local LV friend Lon. After grabbing lunch and picking up Maverick (our token Londoner) we met up with everyone else at the hotel and made the long journey to the convention center to pick up our badges. Cytherea and I took a walk around to check out the chaos of booth parts, and people getting things set up for the Big Day. Now for dinner, we decided to hit a new pub in the hotel. … Thank goodness we had Maverick, to advise us on what to get. Toad in the Hole anyone? Or how about a Spotted Dick for dessert!!?? Lots of food and many drinks were consumed over the course of the evening as other friends arrived … Harry, Eric, and then the highlight of the evening, Cheyenne Silver joined us! What a pleasant surprise!!!!
The next day came quite early … 6:00 am. Argh!!! I was off to a breakfast meeting with Lucky and Andre Madness. I’m not much of a morning person, but Andre is an exception to the rule. I hadn’t seen him in years and it was nice to catch up!!!! Then it was time to get ready and head to the show. …
I’ve been doing the AEE shows since ’93, with a small break the last few yrs. It was nice to be there on my own time for a change!!! We decided to wander around and get the lay of the land, which took about 20 min. I couldn’t believe how small it had gotten. It wasn’t what it used to be. … Heck the biz as a whole has changed considerably!!!! The most exciting thing for me was seeing some old friends and interacting with the fans. … That’s always been the best part!!!! Over the next few days we would pop in to the convention here and there, but we wouldn’t stay long. It was super busy and pretty boring!!!
Our evenings were filled with friends, food, drinks and very interesting conversations. … Perfect!!!!! One of the best meals we had was at Birtolli. We were seated in the wine room and had an amazing meal with some new friends.
Cheyenne was staying in the suite with us and we hooked up with Cytherea daily. … I actually did her makeup one day, and it turned out pretty darn good!!! I did have a beautiful canvas to work with, so it was easy!!!! The girls decided they wanted to shoot a G/G scene, so I was more then willing to run the camera. It was super hot … a bath tub and 2 delicious girls. What more could you ask for? I do have a new found respect for the folks behind the camera!!!
Now we come to Saturday and the Awards show at the Palms. … OW Boy!!!! It was an absolute zoo and not very organized in my opinion. A lot had changed. Showtime was running things now. Once we finally got in to the main room, we stood in line to walk the red carpet. I couldn’t believe how much press was there! It was Awesome!!!! We snaked through the room doing interviews and taking pictures, then the line weaved outside and back through the main doors of the Palms. Then we hit absolute insanity with no place to go, so we followed the herd to a room a few floors down. We ran in to Chi Chi LaRue, Tera Patrick and many others. … It was getting packed and uncomfortable so Cheyenne and I decided to get out of there and find our peeps and grab a drink. We needed it!!! The highlight of the night was sitting in a VIP box away from it all, with our own bar. Thanks Jack! Wish you were there!!!!!. … Ow Yah and seeing all of the beautiful girls dressed to the 9’s. The show itself was okay. We cut out early!!!!