Thursday, April 14, 2011

The Chronicles of an RT Virgin by Leslie Soule

 Day One: The Run Devil Run Show

This begins the chronicling of the first three days of the RT convention. I have decided to share my experiences with you. So, I went to the Romantic Times Booklovers’ Convention for the first time, not quite knowing what to expect. Being a native of northern California, I was not expecting hot weather to hit so soon upon my arrival in southern California, which we locals refer to as SoCal. I stayed with my sister in Oxnard for a week prior to meeting up with my RT roommate in Torrance, and fortunately my sis was willing to teach me the ways of more fashion-savvy SoCal women. But some habits die hard, and I walked away from Oxnard with a pair of shoes that looked like they belonged to Cleopatra’s wardrobe instead of a fashion-trendy modern woman’s. 

 Arriving at the hotel with only about twenty minutes in which to get settled in, we quickly checked out appearances and then made our way down to the lobby and out to the bus that would take us to the Viper Room on the Sunset strip. Our hosts on the bus ride were Heather Bennett of Decadent Publishing and Dave, drummer for Run Devil Run. They kept the mood lively and gave out prizes. Soon, we reached the Viper Room. The black curtain surrounding the stage parted and Run Devil Run appeared, bringing their classic rock sound and intense energy to the performance. Jeremy Aric channeled AC/DC for the band’s rendition of “Dirty Deeds” and Dave twirled his drumsticks in the air. The show was over all too soon, and it was amazing. 

Well, Run Devil Run is a smart band. Lead singer Jeremy Aric is the embodiment of rock star hotness. I met him after the show and he was the one selling the band’s swag. Confronted with his good looks, I felt compelled to purchase a CD and t-shirt. Then, a woman passed by, selling roses. I had some cash in my pocket, so I bought one and gave it to Dave. I had never given a rose to a band member before. Dave graciously offered to take a photo with me, and then my roommate and I returned to the bus and went back to the Westin Bonaventure. I had a great time and looked forward to another exciting day’s adventures at the RT Booklovers’ Convention.


Tracy said...

I wish I'd known you were there Leslie, I would have love to have met you.

I missed several authors and it was a bummer. Next time! :)

Glad you had fun at the Viper Room. Don't you hate it when the hot men compel you to buy stuff? lol

Leslie Soule said...

Hey there Tracy! Thanks for posting! I was thinking the same thing - I wish I'd known you were there. I'm planning on going next year, so if you are too, let me know and we can meet up.
And I really don't mind it when hot guys compel me to buy stuff. My wallet doesn't like it so much, but oh well...I'm a sucker for that sort of thing...

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