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East Coasters (USA) share with us your first expirence going to California

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by MAJOR METAL, Sep 15, 2008.


    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    To the East Coast residence of the USA would you please share with us your first expirences of going to California. Thanks ! :)
  2. jomahu


    Dec 15, 2004
    Bos, MA
    i realized very quickly that dry wit and sarcasm does not fly in CA. i received many a quizzical stare... :)

    also, i dunno if walking is an east coast thing, but the folks i met really didn't know what to make of me when i said i was going to WALK to the guitar center from hollywood blvd (not a long walk by my standards).

    and i expected the pacific ocean to be warmer.

    edit: i only went to L.A.
  3. Jonyak


    Oct 2, 2007
    Ottawa, Ont
    I had fun, in la.

    then I went to sunnyvale.

    they had no sidewalks, and noone walked anywhere.

    when I told the guy at the hotel I was going for a walk to find some food or beer he looked at me like I was insane.

    LA was cool. so was sunnyvale. I just fond it really hard to get around.
  4. Mark Reccord

    Mark Reccord Supporting Member

    I went there with an aching in my heart because someone told me there was a girl out there with love in her eyes and flowers in her hair.


    I never found her. :p
  5. palm grease

    palm grease

    Dec 10, 2007
    LA sucked! IME very flakey!

    Seal Beach is cool...

    Santa Cruz is where I'd be!
  6. Benjamin Strange

    Benjamin Strange Commercial User

    Dec 25, 2002
    New Orleans, LA
    Owner / Tech: Strange Guitarworks
    I'm from the south coast, not the east coast, but I'll chime in here all the same.

    I was severely disappointed that the Pacific ocean was cold.

    Burritos in California pwn all.

    Driving on Hwy1 is one of the most beautiful experiences a human being can have.

    West coasters say "these ones" and "those ones" instead of just "these" and "those".

    Learning to speak Spanish is a good idea.

    Guitar Center still sucks, even though it's in it's home state.

    Mesa/Boogie amps are EVERYWHERE.

    Running into celebrities is pretty common. It's safe to assume that everybody you meet may be famous.

    San Francisco is always, always 7 degrees colder than you want it to be.

    Electing an Austrian bodybuilder as governor is just so crazy it just might work.

    Los Angeles might as well secede from California and become it's own entity. The same goes for San Francisco.

    Gay people make the best cookies. (Witness Hot Cookie in the Castro... best chocolate balls I ever put in my mouth.)

    Los Angeles highways are just parking lots in disguise.

    Sahn Diahgoh is Welsh for "a whale's vagina".

    San Francisco seems to be an equal mix of New Orleans and New York, with only the best parts of both.

    Califonians say "hella" a lot. I'm still not sure what it means.
  7. MakiSupaStar

    MakiSupaStar The Lowdown Diggler

    Apr 12, 2006
    Huntington Beach, CA
    [eating popcorn]
  8. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    My first stop was Northern California, where my Fiat gave up the ghost. It was Humboldt County at the end of the '70s.... so I really don't remember the first, oh, five years or so. :D

    I know I played a lot of gigs and floated in a lot of hot tubs. I loved it up there. Nice girls.
  9. Marcus Johnson

    Marcus Johnson

    Nov 28, 2001
    True. Missing Persons even wrote a song about it.

    "(only a) nobody walks in L.A."
  10. it would be so cool to get to visit Metallica HQ since its located in California huh MM?
  11. 73jbass

    73jbass Supporting Member

    Apr 17, 2004
    First went to LA in 98.It remended me of Atlanta,with palm trees.

    MAJOR METAL The Beagle Father Supporting Member

    Its actually on my list of places to see. :bassist:
  13. blueskid


    Sep 11, 2006
    washington, dc
    i'm an east coast kid through and through. that being said, i fell in love with sf. the weather is always perfect and the walking is awesome. oh, and golden gate park is one of the coolest places i've ever been.
    that being said, it is also the only place on the west coast i've ever been.
  14. Disneyland sucks.
  15. steve21

    steve21 Banned

    It's actually German.

    And only NorCal people say "hella"

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