Hello, It has been a while since I have posted. I have so much to write about. I have experienced so much this past year and I am very excited to share it all with you. So get out your popcorn and enjoy the read.
Before I began. I have a confession. I am terrible at social media. It is bad, and therefore, I am wasting the time of my wonderful fans, and I am not able to build my brand because of it.I I write this to you because in my very last blog entry (Who is Chuck Starr Part 11) The last question asked was, is there something that I need to improve about myself? My answer was to get better with social media, or to be more accurate. I actually said improving my social media.
As you see I have failed, I have actually gotten worse. That is OK though. No need to beat myself up. Especially since I have been blessed with another day to share this with you now, so I am starting over again. I am back, and my goal is to write at least one blog entry per week.
Now to the good stuff. I have been traveling, performing music, and seeing some amazing places along the way. I have been growing also as a musician and a person. Being away from the country, I was able to see other cultures and how they live. Trust me. it is different. I am a city boy. I enjoy big buildings and having stores around. I really like the access of being able to go to the store. Being overseas was a different experience, and I will explain every place to you with my blog. I will start with Copenhagen Denmark.
Getting to Denmark was an adventure, we were flown from Memphis TN, to Minneapolis MN, from Minneapolis MN, to Paris France, and Paris France to Copenhagen Denmark. it was crazy to leave Memphis at 11am and arrive to your destination on the next afternoon. because of the industry I am in, I have friends that must do this on a regular basis. This was my first time and I definitely give credit to anyone flying 25 hours.
Flying out of Memphis began very rocky. My bandmates and I were trying to check in at the counter and was told that once we got to Paris that we were going to have to pick our bags up from baggage claim then check our bags in over again. That meant we were going to have to get our bags and go through immigration, get a stamp, then turn around and come back through the check in counter and then through security again. We spoke to a representative and was informed that this was normal and it would be a smooth process once we arrived in Paris. Later on I will explain how that was a LIE!! (In my Maury voice) My bandmates and I proceeded with the flight and flight one was a good flight. One flight down.
The next flight was the flight I was worried about. It was a 9 hour flight, and I had the middle seat. I was super bothered by this. How was I going to fit in the middle? Who would be sitting next to me for 9 hours? How would I sleep sitting in the middle? I can’t even use the armrest properly sitting in the middle. This was a problem. I was determined to ask the ticket desk did they have any window seats available. I also was hungry, so I decided to first eat some food (McDonalds) of all places. I was able to get a great laugh in, because one of my bandmates got frustrated over paying 5 dollars for a McChicken and fries. I then went to the ticket desk to ask for a seat change, and I was blessed. I got a window seat in the same row where I would have sat in the middle, so I had no one sitting next to me. I was winning.
Once I arrived in Paris things turned bad. I ended up having to pick up my bags and check them in again. That was a nightmare. I almost missed my connecting flight, but I made it. If I could give anyone some advice this is what it would be. If you travel to Paris France make sure that you exchange your money to the Euro before you get to the airport.
Once we arrived in Copenhagen it was beautiful, it was nice and hot, matter of fact they said that it was the one of the hottest days ever. I was ok with that, my plan was to get to the hotel, shower, find something to eat and sleep. This plan definitely changed once I arrived. First of all the power outlets were different, so that meant no cell phone or computer for me. Next the restaurant across from the hotel had very high prices. The burger was 13,000. Yes you are reading this right, but it actually was not expensive at all because the money converted. My full meal was around 15 bucks with tip. Last but not least the hotel was hot, and there was no air conditioning. I was burning up at first, but got comfortable once I put the small fan on that I was provided with.
I have much more to share about Copenhagen, so I will leave things here for the moment. Thank You for supporting.