The Gold Coast

I had a 22 hour travel day to the Gold Coast in Australia, but well worth it! We all had dinner with our boss, Mr Bolton when we got in. It was nice catching up after the break. Luckily, we had a day off the next day to (try to) adjust to the time change. We used it to hold koala bears and pet kangaroos!  The koalas were so cute.  I didn’t expect the kangaroo’s claws to look like that! (see pic)  The use of their tail to jump is very interesting too.  It acts as a muscular third leg.  The next day was showtime, and we were the first act to play in the newly renovated theater at Jupiter’s Gold Coast Casino. It was a beautiful 2,000 seat house that even still smelled new! The Gold Coast Pops orchestra joined us for the show. What a treat! The JABBAWOCKEEZ were hanging backstage the whole show, so I got to know them a bit too. (They are the winner’s of the first season of America’s Best Dance Crew and have a permanent Vegas show). Afterward, Jupiter’s threw us an opening night party. Seal happened to be the next act and his band arrived at the hotel. I was able to catch up with my good friend and trombonist Ellie,

and some of his band members. (I played a concert with Seal a couple years ago and got to know them back then- what are the odds that we’d be meeting again in the same hotel all the way across the world??) Now, the cross-country flight to Perth!

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  1. Jazz Notes: On the Road with Cameron Harder Handel | Says:

    […] The Gold Coast April 17, 2012: I had a 22 hour travel day to the Gold Coast in Australia. But it was well worth it! We all had dinner with our boss, Mr. Bolton, when we got in. It was nice catching up after the break. […]

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