While I’m waiting for this next video to upload, I might as well write up my experiences before I forget everything lol.
Soo.. I left friday morning at about 7.30am, I had to be checked in at Ashford for the Eurostar at 9.25 latest. I think I got there a little after 8.30 and met up with Alison (@bcoziamme on twitter) and her niece. The train took about 2 hours to get to Paris, and I was confused when we got there because my phone was still on UK time. I was like “what, we’re here already?” lol. So, I had to find them again because we had different seats, and then we headed off straight to the workshop. After walking around slightly lost we finally found the JD school. We got our tickets and still had about 30 minutes before the workshop started and I had to pee before I danced LOL. We weren’t sure where the toilets were at the school so we walked back out to try and find one. We get a little way down the road and all of a sudden see this big afro coming towards us.. we all like “hey, you look familar.. oh shit it’s Lau!” so I think we all must have been staring at him as he walked past, then turned to each other and burst out laughing lmao. So that was our first sighting.
After finally finding a toilet we walked back to the school, waited for a bit, then Larry walks in and we waited some more and finally we could go in. The class started super quick, I barely had time to put my stuff down. I gave my camera to Alison and Sarah because I knew I wouldn’t be able to film and I wanted some stuff on my camera. It was like sauna in the studio and it was super crowded which made it hard to move and to see. I was in Laurent’s group and I couldn’t even see myself in the mirror for half of it. I did my best to keep up but it wasn’t easy, he actually started teaching us one routine, then scrapped it and did something else. It was awesome watching him dance though. The energy they have is crazy! I definitely learned that you really just have to let yourself go and let the music and energy take over. That’s what they are so good at. I also loved whenever Larry would pass Lau to get to the laptop and music, nearly every time they would mess with each other. Larry would touch Lau’s hair or something. It was so cute just watching them interact with each other.
After the workshop they said they were going to do pictures outside, so we went out into the reception/bar area and waited. Lau came out but Larry had disappeared. I think he went to change, and then Lau said Larry was being a diva and getting ready for photos LOL. Of course, everyone wanted pictures and it was hard to get near them, I ended up standing next to Lau for like 5 minutes when he was taking pictures and talking to people. I eventually got my picture with him.. I had to tap him, he ignored me, carried on talking, then turned around, took the picture and carried on talking. I was like “uhh, okay.. thanks..” LOL. Then I had to try and get one with Larry. I remember one of the ladies saying that she didn’t think Larry liked taking pictures, but he was super sweet to everyone who asked him. After I got my pic, Alison and Sarah wanted to get theirs so we stayed for a while afterwards, I think they still needed Lau for one but he said he had to go do an interview. We waited around, went outside and eventually they got one with both of them. We sat outside for a bit, but they had vanished and it was getting late so we decided to make our way to the hotel and get some food. There wasn’t a lot of food places around where we were, mainly bars and little bistos but we managed to find a pizza place and got the only thing on the menu that I was sure about what was in it lol.
This is getting kinda long so I think I’ll split this into parts so I’m not taking up the whole dash haha. Stay tuned.