6am came early this morning as I didn't sleep all that well last night. i quickly decided to make some coffee to help wake me up. hotel room coffee isn't anything to get excited about but i was relying on getting that little caffeine boost to get my day started.
all i found was decaf... good morning to me.
skipping the brew, i decided to take a quick shower. that did the trick.
we all met up in the lobby of the hotel and hopped in the rental cars to the convention center in King of Prussia, PA. this place is huge. the "drive team" quickly unloaded half of the semi trailer and started setting up the tents in the parking lot. the semi then backed up to the Main Room of the convention center and my team unloaded the rest of the equipment in record time. without a beat the guys had a great jump start on setting up all the screens and draping for the stage area. i proceeded to assist the head technician of this Philly show by setting up the audio/visual equipment in the 3 break-out rooms. everything looks fantastic and runs flawlessly. it's great to take a step back at the end of the day and sigh knowing that you worked hard to make it happen. the chevy volt is a fantastic car. there are many neat features and some that i don't understand what in the world the designers were thinking. like storing the charge cable under a panel in the floor of the trunk.
imagine with me if you will...
you take a long trip with your spouse and two kids. decide it's getting late and turn off the freeway to bunk down in a hotel for the night. the hotel has designated "charge parking spaces" for your vehicle for another $30 a night. you NEED to charge your vehicle so you have no choice but to pony up the dough. you then proceed to remove the few items you need to stay overnight. not all your baggage, just a few. BUT WAIT! you need to charge your car as well. might as well unload the vehicle because the charge cable is stored under a large floor panel in the trunk. not so, "easily accessible" if you ask me. OH SURE! if you don't travel with any luggage then you will be fine.
other than "little" issues like that the vehicle is pretty neat.
it is now time for me to go to bed. tomorrow we will meet in the hotel lobby at 6:15am and head over to the convention center to meet with the clients (chevy personnel). they will be given the complete tour and everything should go smoothly.
i will be taking detailed notes on some areas of the set up so that i can easily mimic the set-up in Los Angeles.
okay, time for bed. see you all tomorrow.
p.s. i wanted to add a video in this blog however the internet connection im using decided otherwise. i'll put it in the next blog if i can.