So Friday night was interesting! It all began in the morning, still drunk-ish form the night before. The university had sent out a weather alert due to the infamous American blizzard. When I woke up and looked out of the window it really didn’t look that bad. I thought the Americans exaggerated like they usually do. Guess I was wrong.
I walked back to my dorm and man, it was damn slippery outside. The snow was soft, wet and didn’t stick to the floor. Every hour it got worse and I was a bit afraid.. Not because of the weather but because of the possibility I was going to miss Jamie Jones’ gig in Brooklyn. It was snowing badly and I really underestimated the power of this snowstorm.
At 7:30 p.m. Michalis and I were waiting at the busstop. Yosua was late and I was freaking out because we couldn’t miss the bus. All New Jersey busses and trains were suspended as of 8 p.m. and the only other way to Brooklyn was by Mexican bus. The thing though, is this bus stops at route 4 and we were 15 minutes away from the highway. Walking through the snow would take us at least 30 minutes. Was it really mission impossible to get to the city..? Finally, at a quarter to 8 Yosh arrived. Many buses came by, except for the 168 to NYC Port Authority.. After having waited for over 50 minutes, we gave up hope. It was long past 8 and the snow kept coming. There was only one solution: warm up William and use this beautiful young fella to bring us to Brooklyn.
Now, most of you probably don’t know who William is. William is a young Swedish guy and as you know, the Swedish know how to handle snow. There he was, covered in snow waiting to serve for us, give us a hand and help us survive. Michalis took William and us for a testdrive and after 15 minutes we were all set to go. Brooklyn, here we come!
Around 10:30 p.m. we arrived in Brooklyn. Quickly drank some Russian distilled beverages and went into this club called SRB Brooklyn. It was pretty much empty inside but after 1 hour people were trickling in.
Jamie Jones started his gig at somewhere around 2 in the night. I had a short chat with him, which was nice and then finally some nice beats to dance to. I really liked it, but what I didn’t like was the New York City crowd. I was dancing just in front of the booth (no, I’m not a groupie) and this guy was standing next to me, constantly shouting “Woooooh Jamie Jones!! Jamie Jones!!”. Imagine someone doing that for TWO HOURS STRAIGHT. And he wasn’t the only one screaming for the DJs’ attention. At one point I couldn’t take it anymore and neither could Michalis. We were ready to go home. Yosh had the night of his life, so babe, I’m sorry for dragging you back to William!
Because of the heavy snowfall, poor William was snowed-in and we had to wipe it all off. And of course, William was stuck in the snow. Yosh tried to push him out of the snow but couldn’t do it on his own. Thank God for the lovely people walking by and helping us.
It took us an hour to get home, the highway was almost empty which was nice. After dropping Yosua off at the campus, Michalis and I went to get some food and got lottery tickets (don’t know why we did that though). Michalis didn’t win anything unfortunately and I won a rather paltry 4 bucks. It was a good night, an experience and definitely an adventure.
William, I am grateful for your existence. Thank you. And Michalis, thank you as well for driving us.
By the way, if you didn’t get the message yet, William is a fuel-propelled passenger vehicle on four wheels.