Before PDC09

My colleague Gerben and I arrived yesterday in Los Angeles to attend the PDC. There are pre conference sessions on Monday and the actual conference starts on Tuesday. Today is reserved for sightseeing and getting used to the time difference.

The Hollywood Walk of Fame

With our brains on different time zones we woke up early and decided to ‘carpe diem’. We started by going to Hollywood and have a look at the walk marathon of fame. This really surprised me but the starred sidewalk actually goes on for several miles…

We had breakfast in a small coffee shop and after that left for Griffith park. This is a huge park that contains the hill that has the Hollywood sign, the LA zoo and the Griffith observatory (amongst others). At the observatory you have can overlook most of LA (depending on the amount of smog).

After this we had a quick look at rodeo drive and passed on to have lunch. With our bellies full we decided to go to Venice beach. This proved to be quite an experience. There is a mile long boulevard that has lots of funny, interesting and strange things too look at. We watched a local basketball game and were entertained by some street artists.

We’re both wondering what this PDC will be about. Will there be revolutionary new announcements like last year or will it be ‘more of the same’? We both expect this year will not be as spectacular as last year was but we would love to be surprised.

To be continued…

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