I will be staying in this hotel: http://www.mercure.com/mercure/fichehotel/gb/mer/1204/fiche_hotel.shtml which is about a 15 minute walk from the show.
The flight is from Birmingham at 9:30am, so I have to be there for 7:30am, which means leaving at 6:30am, so I'm getting up... err, well setting an alarm for the ungodly hour of 5:45am!
I'm flying out on a Boeing 737-300, as I did to and from Finland. Ooh, too much Microsoft Flight Sim showing through there me thinks!
The Musikmesse is an annual audio / music exhibition in which the company I work for exhibits every year. Basically I just have to liase with existing customers and distributors and demonstrate our gear to anyone who comes by with a question.
The whole place is fascinating though, as it is sooo large. The whole exhibition has moving walkways around it, as each of the exhibition halls is approximaetly the size of a football field and they are strewn across a massive complex. Some halls contain solely guitars for example, and others just pianos, it's stunning. You will have never come across so many varieties and sheer quantity of instruments in one place, ever.
Being in professional audio, I will be in the with the live PA and lighting halls along with studio and broadcasting equipment.
I am going to try and Blog from Germany; by using Stefan's laptop (our German distributor) as he normally has it WiFi'd up. If not, I might try from my phone. Now that's ambitious!
Auf wiedersehen folks...
Today, I'm most angry about: Getting a crap nights sleep and suffering for it today!
Grrr-O-Meter Rating: 6/10