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Day 2 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Day 2 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Apr 20, 2010

Day 2 was pretty uneventful. I chilled in the room working on some stuff while people arrived and slowly came into town. I got up early and needed a haircut I looked kinda shaggy. After going out with some friends to Circa and The Ambassador and getting bottle service last night I decided with my messy hair and being told to take my hat off it was a good idea. There is this nice mall right around the corner from the hotel we are at and they have a lot of good shops. Heavyt did forget something, and that was a pair of socks. So I stopped by foot locker and got a bag of them. My buddy Ricardo got in early to San Fran while Nick aka BBWolf showed up a little bit later. I went back to the mall with Ricardo cause he needed some things and chilled in my room until nick arrived. After he got in we headed over to dinner at a nice italian place across the road form the hotel. From there a couple more affiliates met up with us and joined dinner as well. We decided to go to the Blue Phoenix mingle which was ok only about 15 people showed up, we bounced after about 45 mins of being there and called it a...

Day 1 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Day 1 of trip to ADTech San Fran

Apr 17, 2010

I had to get up early in the morning to fly from IPT to SFO. Considering I fly from my small airport in my town I have to fly in to the nearest lager airport which is PHL. So I had to get up at 7 am to make sure I got to the airport on time. I don’t usually get up that early. So I get to the airport and fly to Philly and when I get here I have a 4 hour layover, yes my plane got in at 10am and I don’t leave Philly until 2pm great. So I decide to head up to the club lounge for us airways and chill there for the next 4 hours waiting for my next flight. I grabbed a beer and a smoked turkey sandwich.  The prices in thr club lounge are outragous but what can you do I’m not sitting down at the gat looking for an outlet for 4 hours. Just to give you an example of prices in the club lounge of us airways a corona is 5 bucks but the house beer, bud or bud lite, is only a dollar meh oh well bud lite it is. I hop on skype an talk to my man sohan since his flight got canceled to the us due to the big ash cloud covering most of Europe at this point.  It comes time to leave and I went take a piss before I head down to my gate so I head to the bathrooms in the club lounge and low and behold there are no urinals just fucking stalls. Ok whatever just whip it out and take a piss which I do. I go back outside after taking a piss and notice its the women’s bathroom FML. Time to get on my plane, first class thank god, fat man needs room on the plane. I mean seriously I’m not one of hose guys that need another seat or my left ass cheek but first class on us airways is by no means first like on virgin or other airlines but its better then coach. So her I*m chilling and I get my vodka...

Day 5 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Day 5 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Jan 20, 2010

So today being our last day we decided to go and rent cars and cruise down to hoover damn. I would have loved to have taken the lambo but my insurance doesn’t cover lambos so I grabbed the mercedes. Ricardo grabbed the bmw, he’s a freak when it comes to bmw’s. The guys who we rented from were really nice and polite. They did have another lambo but the guy who rented it crashed it and wrecked two other cars on the highway the weekend before. We then decided to stop and grab lunch on the way. It was getting colder as we headed to the dam and it started to sprinkle so we put the tops up on the cars and pulled in for a quick lunch along the way. We stopped at mcdonalds and I blined it for the bathrooms and the door wouldn’t open. These doors on teh bathroom had mag locks on them you had to be buzzed into the bathroom. I guess they get so many people just to use the bathroom and not buying anything that they had to start buzzing people in. We went and drove around Hoover Dam and stopped to take some pics. It was a miserable day so i didn’t bring my cam with me to do any photog stuff and I let it in the room. We snapped a couple pics and then headed back to the show to walk around for a bit more since it was the last day. I wanted to meet up with mundo media and Victoria my new AM over there after partying with her a little the night before. So it was getting towards the end of the night so I called a bunch of buddies and arranged a nice dinner at Tender located at The Luxor. It was a great time but the only problem was that for 2 hours out of the 3 we were there the fire alarm kept going off. I mean we are talking abut the whole hotel. Freaking blaring and strobes going off we had to put a napkin over the strobe in the room it was so fucking bright. I...

Day 4 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Day 4 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Jan 19, 2010

Officially day 1 of Affiliate Summit. I got up did my new morning ritual with the tub and shit to get ready for the booths and meeting people. Ricardo, Ben, Jordie, and me all headed over to the show. I guess Nick got up early to meet with some friends that morning. The floor was buzzing with people left and right. I decided to make a pattern of walking around the floor to meet people. First I hit was the buy.at table they had some cool shit like headphones, later I found out they suck sound wise but nice try. I walked around and hit up azoogles booth, C2m, Mundo Medias, Getads, and mingled with some other people. It was nice to meet some networks face to face again. it had been a long time. I also got some face time with Jay Kim, Jason, and Roger from a4d. I haven’t seen those guys in such a long time. Jason and I had a beef at the end of last year during adtech london but that was squashed as it ended up being a big misunderstanding. Jason is really a stand up guy and I was glad we were able to put things in the past and move forward. So before I even got into the show I saw my am Wynonia from MediaTrust in the lobby but she was meeting with an affiliate and I said I’d catch up but wasn’t able to. Well now that we were back at Palms Place she texted me and I told her we were back at the suite and told her to come up and I’d show her around. Well after she got there ricardo, ben, jordie, me, wynonia, and Justin dupree aka Hyperion went carting at pole position that is directly right below Palms Place. Good time was had by all but I was told my ricardo a fattie going 45 mph in a cart was funny as hell. So after the carting session at pole position we decided to get ready for the evening festivities. We headed over to the palms by way of the skywalk and headed over to the interact 202 meeting...

Day 3 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Day 3 In Vegas At Affiliate Summit West 2010

Jan 18, 2010

Woke up on sunday around 9:30 took a shower and got ready for the day.  Let me tell you I love soaking tubs. the tub in our room was huge. I grabbed the ipod clock radio from beside the bed, plugged it in the bathroom and threw a playlist on and got ready for the day. After I found this combination of how to wake up and get ready for the day I think i did this every day I was in vegas. If you can afford to get your pass early the day before go and do it, it beats the long lines and you don’t have to wait with every other person who flew in sunday and rushed to get their passes. Started off the day by going over to the Wynn and saw George and Laura of Get Ads and talked with them a bit about possibly doing some business together. I went to leave the Wynn and went to valet to hop into the car and no sooner that I did that I got a phone call from Nick Mattern that he just arrived at the airport. I told him I was out in the car and I’d swing buy and pick him up so I drove to the airport. Now Nick,aka BBWOLF the former owner of WFReview, was staying with us as well in the suite at Palms Place. We headed back to the Palms place so he could settle into the suite as well. We all then headed over to the conference to walk around the meet market and see who was there etc. The first room was fucking packed. I mean it was like elbow to elbow. I saw a couple companies I knew and some I didn’t. I did see a new company that is trying to take over tracking202’s space and be the next prosper. I wasn’t having it so I won’t mention their names but my man Wes Mahler has developed a good product over the years and I seen good things come from him and his team. I can’t wait to see what develops with them and Bloosky now. Since this room was...