Caroline’s First Adventure to House of Blues

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Ok, I did it!

I finally went to House of Blues.  I never went during my last program because it seemed like it was a little too wild for my taste.  But, I’ve decided that I need to try new things during this program.  Plus, my roommates were all interested in trying it out for the first time with me!

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Me with 6 out of my 7 roommates.

It was so perfect because we all actually were available to go out that night.

With everyone working at different parks and having roles, it’s amazing we could all be together!

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 3.13.25 PMWe rode the F bus (Downtown Disney) and got there at around 10:30pm.  It was so funny – SO many of the international programmers from Thailand were on the bus with us!

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.06.31 PMWe get to House of Blues, and I’m totally expecting it to be like packed and crazy already since the Fall Advantage people are all here and there are a ton of different summer programs going on…plus it’s summer!

Buuuut, it was basically as empty as the photo above!

Just us and the 15 ICPs that we rode the bus with!

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This is what it looks like for concerts. The dance floor was cleared for dancing when we got there.

We hung out for a hour or so, waiting for more people to show up.  There was a DJ on the stage, but he kept playing house mixes.  Nothing recognizable and only semi good beat.  I had to work the next day and be up by 6am, so I was keeping an eye on the clock.

Finally, we get out on the dance floor, but there was a dance-off going on.  There were maybe 6 people who knew how to pop and lock it and then 200 people standing around staring at them and wishing they were allowed to dance.

We watched the dancing for an hour. omg!  SO boring!  Yeah, it was cool the FIRST time they showed off their moves…not the 15th time!  Finally, a group of us girls got so annoyed, we rushed the dance floor.  It was SO fun for about 2 minutes until they reformed the dance circle…

By then, my roommates and I were fed up with the mood.  We came here to dance, not watch people dancing!  Plus, it was after 12:30am, so it was time for me to go.  Luckily, some of my roommates were ready to leave too so I didn’t have to go home alone.

Walking back to the bus!

I ended up going to bed at 2am and had to get up at 6am for my last day of training.

It was so funny – it looked like everyone on the early morning bus bus had ALSO gone to HOB last night, judging by their puffy eyes and also the fact they were all completely passed out riding to work.

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This was what I was expecting at HOB. (Although, thank god it wasn’t!)

The coolest part about that night was getting to hang out with my roommates.  I never went anywhere or hung out with my previous program’s roommates because we had nothing in common.

Even though I went completely random this time with my roommate selection, I seriously LUCKED OUT with these girls!  🙂

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