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Some of the memories here may be a bit hazy, since I'm writing this two days after it happened, couldn't write it up the night of because we ended very late the night before and had to get up early for Steve P's presentation the next day. Therefore, no time for a Same Night Field Report.
The day started around 11am with a thorough debrief of the action from the night before. Bravo, Maestro, and Farmer gave helpful and detailed critiques of everyone's performance, giving us ideas and helpful advice to calibrate better for next time in field.
Maestro gave an awesome presentation on D2s, going over some new ideas and expanding on the original ideas from his How To Guide for Day 2s
. If you think his guide is good, you should see and hear some of the new and innovative ideas he had just for Project X students...needless to say, I can't wait to start using them on my D2s.
Bravo taught us astrology, advanced cold reading, and filled our brains with more ideas... Overwhelming is a good way to describe the experience.
Cinema taught us basic photography technique, giving us ideas to take better pictures.
There were a few more things to consider, then it was time for a long break. We had time to rest, get ready, and chill before the epic night ahead.
I chose to meditate and take a nap, since I was strung up and out-of-state, which helped me get back into state and ready for a night of awesomeness.
Icebolt had concerns about his wardrobe. He originally wanted to wear the same style he wore the night before, but The Class pitched in and helped him create a look that screamed bad-ass. He rocked an awesome, preppy look--with him and me rocking ties, we looked like sexy beasts.
I had to laugh when I realised how far we've come: imagine six guys crammed into a room giving fashion advice to one another. How...metrosexual.
Dinner was at Five Guys Burgers. Delicious burgers and awesome fries.
Rogue threw down the gauntlet by opening the first set of the night at the restaurant. He ran it like a champ, blowing out the guy that his target was with and totally AMOGing the poor guy. Hey, it's not Rogue's fault that he's awesome and that the other dude was not...
We went to work at the first location.
For the first set I opened, I went in with too much energy and got blown out. In fact, Maestro tells me that I was too much energy for that section of the bar, so he advised me to bounce to another area...Hahaha, calibrated for next time, go in with the right energy. I guess I was psyched up and ready to roll!
I opened more sets, and since I was in set a lot, I didn't see how others were doing, although it's safe to assume they were kicking ass too.
The memorable set for me was a mixed four-set, two girls and two guys. Opened with a quick "Hey, do you have gum?" opener, stacked into my Drinks DHV routine, which led into a DHV story about my epic birthday weekend in Vegas back in September.
I tell the set that "I'm hanging out with a bunch of friends from across the world this weekend, we get together at different cities each month to hang out, and this month happens to be here in Arizona." HBMexTat asks me where I'm from. I tell her that I'm from Hawaii. She hooks and asks me if I speak Hawaiian. Perfect! I stack into a DHV routine where I teach bits of the Hawaiian language which I usually use for tourist game back home but was perfect here. I teach the set a few basic words, then win them over when I give her a long word, then bust her for butchering it. It's cute, and I've won her and her set over, so I go for the number close...no bueno.
Bravo later tells me that I didn't check for logistics of the set, and that he thinks that one of the guys was eyeing me out funny and may have been MexTat's boyfriend.
Fortunately, every time I pass the set, I casually re-open by asking MexTat to say the long Hawaiian word, then teasing her, then ejecting. This built the tension up so by the time we were ready to bounce to the next bar, she was good to go. I re-open the set, run Five Oceans for practice, but after telling her the answer, I tell her to pull out her phone and google it...as she does I pull out my phone and prep it so that when she's done verifying the five oceans, I simply hand her my phone, seed a fun activity for the next day, then get her digits. Smooooth...
The second place is a nightclub very much like the clubs I roll to in Hawaii, so it's good ground for me. The women are HOT, and the guy-to-girl ratio is awesome. We work some magic and get through VIP. WINNING.
We roll in and go to work. Lots of sets opened by everyone, so here are some highlights:
I open a two set, HBAccountant and her friend TheHog. TheHog is the mother hen cockblocker, and as I'm trying to DHV, TheHog keeps shit-testing me. Rogue to the rescue! He jumps in and does an AWESOME job winging. TheHog throws almost every imaginable shit test at him, even calling him out on some magic and some routines, even calling Rogue gay at one point, but he holds his frame and handles the shit tests well until TheHog finally leaves. Thanks Rogue!
Meanwhile, I work my magic on Accountant, get into some comfort and am doing quite well.
Just as I'm about to number-close, TheHog returns! By then, everybody else is in set, so no wings to deal with her, and she cockblocks me from getting Accountant's number. Oh well, Accountant can blame her stupid fat friend for losing out on my cock.
Rockstar is on fire! Rockstar is spitting direct game like an uncaged hungry beast unleashed into a field of sexy kittens. He's opening sets, getting numbers, and being a rock star. Beastmode engaged!
Just as we're leaving, the DJ throws on my jam...
Any time Party Rock Anthem comes on, I must shuffle.
So I shuffle.
This is my DHV at clubs.
I get two girls freaking me, including a hot girl sandwich with me and a wing doubleteaming this hot brunette chick.
Icebolt later tells me that I'm getting IOIs from AT LEAST five chicks, including one girl who tells him, "I want to dance with him, but I can't dance." Later on, I find out she was from one of the sets I opened at the first bar. Oh well, her loss.
At the final place, shit goes down.
Icebolt gets AA. Bravo gives him a great pep talk to get him back into state.
Cinema opens a set and is running it like a champ. Meanwhile, a dude starts hovering over him and starts SCREAMING at him. Farmer steps in as the Bravohood goes on alert, and when AMOG meets Farmer, he backs down.
What makes this amazing is that, the whole time this guy is screaming at Cinema behind his back, Cinema kept his cool and kept running his Game. Talk about a major DHV to remain calm & collected in the face of adversity...
Rogue[code][/code] opens a large mixed set in costume and finds out they're celebrating Mardi Gras. (WTF??) He asks to borrow the masks and hats that they're wearing, and takes pictures with all of the hot girls. WINNING.
I open a mixed three-set, two girls and one guy. I find out the guy is from Hawaii, and we instantly make a connection. HBKailua joins the conversation, and the guy tells me that she's from Hawaii too! We talk about common places & things and get into a great natural conversation. I find out she's living in AZ for school but will be graduating in May and coming home over the summer, so I seed some fun things to do when she gets home, number-close her, and check for flakiness with the "Something Dirty" text.
Complete debrief with Bravo and the coaches after to review highlights and sticking points.
Overall, we all upped our game last night, stepped outside of our comfort zone, and kicked ass. More importantly, WE HAD FUN.
And isn't it what it's all about?
Day 3 coming soon.