Hello all, this is my first blog post, so please go easy on me. Pleasantries aside, I recently took a trip to Los Angeles, California to attend the Linkin Park and Friends Celebration of Chester Bennington concert. In lieu of this trip, I took some photos and wanted to shared my experience.
After a cracked window on a plane, we incurred a two-hour delay and made our way to the infamous In-N-Out. As much as I don’t want to hype up a place that already has a lot of hype behind it, In-N-Out is good. Very good. Mind-numbingly delicious. If only they opened a location in Seattle (there is a copy-cat fast-food restaurant called ‘Cali Burger’). Nothing beats the original and no one does it better than them.
We then we went to Disneyland/California Adventure where we arrived around 4:00PM (not enough time due to the two-hour delay). We had a reservation at the Carthay Circle Restaurant at 5:00PM and this was a dinner package that includes a three-course meal that includes a appetizer, entree, and dessert. It also included specific sectioned seats to the World of Color light show at the Disney California Adventure Park.
The unfortunate part of the Disney day was that the World of Color was cancelled due to technical issues. If I could have predicted that would happen, I would have chosen to not do the dinner package or have dinner at a nice restaurant but to experience the park.
This day, we got to experience some of the basic things that LA had to offer. We went to the infamous EggSlut and got two sandwiches and the ‘Slut’. This place is a must if you’re in a part of California or Las Vegas that has a location. The line was very long. I’m saying about 30-45 minute wait, but it was so worth it. The ‘Slut’ is a poached egg on top of a mashed-potato sort of mixture with thinly sliced baguette on the side. That was my favorite food we got from there. It was different and something that you can’t get anywhere else.
I wanted to take some photos at a atheistically pleasing place, so I decided to go to ‘Snow Monster’. It’s a bubble tea cafe that has trendy lightbulb bottles with the optional flower crown or cotton candy as a topping. I got both for the photos… but both were so delicious. It’s a must-go if you’re looking for a place that has good bubble tea (a very limited menu though) and picturesque decor.
We then ended our trip essentially with an amazing concert by Linkin Park. It was astounding and so beautiful. They really showcased the art and life of Chester Bennington. I really enjoyed the different artists singing to different songs by the band but giving it their own twist. It only showcased how amazing Chester’s vocals were. I was scared to attend this event because of how emotional I could get, but I’m glad I took this spontaneous trip. I received a bit of closure from Chester’s death as a fan and this might be the last Linkin Park concert I’ll ever attend in my life (this was my 3rd).