NEW ORLEANS (TheStreet) -- This is a completely different kind of story than writing about Apple (AAPL), Google (GOOG) or another tech company. World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE - Get Report), the venerable sports entertainment company started by Vince McMahon Sr. and taken over by his son Vince McMahon Jr., is hosting its biggest event, WrestleMania, in New Orleans.
What better place to host thousands upon thousands of nerdy, geeky, drunken wrestling fans than in New Orleans? Picture Bourbon Street, America's playground.
Follow along with me as I recap my trip to N'Awlins, and show you Bourbon Street, wrestling fans and all that Louisiana has to offer you.
3:30: I got to Newark Liberty airport, and immediately goofed on which airline. I'm taking US Airways via American
(AAL), not American. D'oh!
3:45: I went through security in a breeze, thanks to TSA pre-check. This is the best invention ever, seriously. The heck with you Steve Jobs, and your "iPhone."
4:00: I got to my gate, only to find out my flight has been delayed a half hour. Off to go find some snacks and a plug.
4:07: I get some Combos (my favorite flying snack) and a Vitamin Water while I charge up.
4:10: I'm already bored outta mind. Let's get a half hour of free Wi-Fi. Thanks Boingo (WIFI)!!
4:40: After checking Twitter (TWTR), the markets and my email, I'm glad I'm stuck in the airport, rather than writing and watching people "trade." Brutal day out there.
4:55: Help. Almost out of Combos. May resort to cannibalism.
4:58: Flight now scheduled to leave at 5:50, so we've moved up. Everything's coming up Milhouse!
5:11: First mullet spotting of the day. Apparently, it's 1992 in Newark Airport, 2014 everywhere else.
5:18: Just saw someone I went to high school with. Small world.
5:59: In my seat, but it's going to be at least 30 minutes before we take off. Ughhhhh. Note to self: really should spring for first class upgrade.
6:27: We've boarded, but we're just sitting here. Ugh... Remind me why I haven't asked Elon Musk (TSLA) for the HyperLoop yet?
7:23: Finally in the air -- and online. Woohoo!!
8:47: Landed in Charlotte. Found my gate easily.
8:56: I had an amazing western burger from Bad Daddy's Burger Bar Shakes. I think I might suffer food coma and die.
9:50: Two employees from Bad Daddy's were going at it. Get your popcorn ready....
10:22: Had to check bag because this is one of those tiny jets with the small overheads. When will we stop discriminating against normal sized bags?? It's 2014, people!!! Can you hear me!?!? AUDREY!!!
10:30: "Demons" is such a great song. Of course, I only discovered it about three months late. #heknowsthescore
10:34: The Combos did not help with the cannibalism. Seat next to me mysteriously empty.
10:56: Got on the wrong flight. This one's going to New Orleans. I wanted to go to Snaelro Wen. Damn dyslexia.
11:09: Fell asleep reading about Steve Jobs, Apple top 100 meeting, and the company's product roadmap. Dreamed I was Steve. Woke up in black turtleneck screaming and cursing about MobileMe.
11:49: En route to hotel. My driver is honking at others on the road. Yes New Orleans, I'm in you.
12:23: Le Pavillon really is a beautiful hotel, very French looking and quaint. That's why I really should be sleeping on the streets.
12:46: As a result of being an Expedia (EXPE) VIP, I get a free cocktail at the hotel bar. Go to the bar. Bar is closed. Wasting away in Margaritaville.
12:58: I order a pepperoni pizza for myself, eat three small slices. Food coma again. May come back weighing 300 pounds.
Stay tuned for day two, as I begin to experience New Orleans, and all it has to offer....
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