Monday, November 21, 2011

Munich, Germany

My roommates (Courtney Bradley and Jessica Jenkins), my boyfriend (Michi Schmieder), and I traveled to Munich, Germany on Friday for we had bought tickets to see Boyce Avenue in concert at the Kesselhaus.  The trip took about 4 hours driving.  We left in the morning hoping to get to Munich in the afternoon so we could walk around the city before the 8 p.m. opening act for Boyce Avenue. 

We arrived in Munich around 1 p.m.  We checked into our hotel and dropped our bags off at the room.  Michi and I went out for lunch.  We went to Pizza Hut!  It was Michi's first time at a Pizza Hut since Austria doesn't have any.  After we ate, we walked across the street to the BMW Welt.  The BMW Welt (or BMW World) was separated into two large buildings.  We went into the museum first, where we walked around gazing at all the different types of motorcycles and cars manufactured by BMW.

After touring the museum, we walked outside and crossed over a bridge to get to the second building.  This building was more like a shopping mall.  Rows of cars were on display throughout the two floors of the building.  Buyers could observe the cars and even take them on a test-drive, starting from inside the store.  While the museum was full of "Please Don't Touch" signs, this building allowed people to engage in a hands-on experience with the vehicles.  Michi and I sat on one of the motorcycles even though it was bolted to a stand, meaning it could not be moved or even turned on.  However, I enjoyed it.  Afterall, it marked my first time being on a motorcycle!

After spending an hour or two at the BMW Welt, we had to hurry back to the hotel so we could get ready for the concert!  Michi and I drank some wine as we got ready while Courtney and Jessica went downstairs to the hotel's bar.  All four of us piled into a taxi and made our way to Kesselhaus, the venue where Boyce Avenue would be playing.  Unfortunately, the first taxi took us to the wrong venue.  Apparently, the concert had been originally scheduled to take place at Theaterfabrik so the taxi driver took us there.  It was a 15-minute drive to the Theaterfabrik and we soon discovered it was going to take another 15-minute drive to get to the actual venue where the band would be performing!  The doors opened at 7 p.m., which was the time we were planning on getting there, but due to our detour, we got to the venue around 7:30 p.m.

Once we arrived at real venue, there was a long line outside the door extending down the street.  Jessica and I hurried out of the cab, ran across the street, and got into the line as fast as we could!  Michi and Courtney shortly filed into line with us.  Once we got inside, there were already tons of people piled in front of the stage.  We all got beers and worked out way into the crowd.

Tyler Ward opened for Boyce Avenue.  He is similar to Boyce Avenue in that he became famous from his cover songs he posted on YouTubeBoyce Avenue came on stage shortly after Tyler Ward's opening performance.  Overall, it was a great concert and we all had a blast at our first concert in Europe!

For more videos from the concert, check out my YouTube channel:


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