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27th August 2011

HOTEL LIFE

So here we are.

Finally, after 6 full concerts, a Starkey Hearing gala and some church services, we come to the end of our America tour 2011. The journeys have been fun. The performances were exciting, and wonderful. The support: AMAZING. But one thing seems missing: What about hotel life??

It all starts off when we are nearing the end of a coach journey to a different destination, sleepy. Everyone wonders what the next hotel will be like, what the breakfast buffet will taste like – Let’s point out that the hotel buffets were very tasty – and most important of all: who will be their roommate.

usa-2011-1-1We haul our suitcases off the coach and plunge ourselves into the nerve-freezing air-conditioned hotel lobby. I say “nerve-freezing” because in comparison to the heat wave, it was like being baked in the oven and then being chucked in a freezer. But of course our coach was air conditioned so it wasn’t that bad.

Then comes the wait for our key cards in the hotel lobby. Not only does that mean we can now get into our rooms, but it also tells us (This is the exciting part; although no drum rolls please) who we will be sharing a room with (taadah!). One by one, we all receive our rectangular gadget; which will open the heavenly door to our hotel room.  After all the passkeys have been correctly distributed, we queue up for the elevator. Now we are just steps away from sleep. Finally, we reach our room.

The first step is to organise the room. I mean, even though we might be staying there for only a couple of days its nice to know where everything is. So we unpack our suitcase, get our toiletries in the bathroom and maybe use a drawer or two. Secondly, we get ready for S.L.E.E.P. So that means brushing teeth, getting some PJ’s on and physically getting into bed. And then it’s the sleep stage.

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Sweet dreams. Because the next day starts when the telephone rings. We get dressed, refresh ourselves and go downstairs for breakfast. As I said earlier: the hotel buffet breakfasts are very delicious. Well I guess because it’s a buffet you choose what you want so its technically always delicious. The usual buffet items are seen: Bacon, Eggs, Sausages and many other things.  Then it is eaten. Surprisingly.

Staying in a hotel room is a big difference. I mean, a hotel room is a major difference to say a bedroom at home. First there’s the minibar – which is out of bounds at ALL times – containing extravagant chocolate bars and drinks; unfortunately for the extravagant price.

Secondly, they make the beds for you (now that’s a luxury).

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And one final point: They have MASSIVE televisions and a MASSIVE list of channels.

So this is where this blog ends. When we get back to the hotel at the end of the day, we repeat the going to sleep stages, and that’s usually how it always goes. But we always wonder what our next hotel might be like. Without them, it would be quite hard to go away on tours. It’s lights out for now.

Sweet Dreams.


35 Comments on “HOTEL LIFE

Vaness Rodríguez
27th August 2011 at 6:39 pm

It’s true. Enjoy a hotel room always brings excitement and satisfaction after such long days and weary work. Thanks for sharing ten simple yet pleasant experience ….

Ahhhh I forgot. I very much admire that writes this blog. do so with much grace!!

¡Muchas Gracias!.

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Natsumi
27th August 2011 at 6:54 pm

AWESOME JOB!!!
I love ittt :DDD

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jim
27th August 2011 at 7:11 pm

mmm…I’m hungry now! Hungry for food, and hungry for more libera blogs, pics, videos, concerts etc… keep em coming boys!

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Brian
27th August 2011 at 7:22 pm

Dear Libera,

Please pray for us effected by Hurricane Irene! Our East Coast fans are counting on you! God Bless.

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Luke
27th August 2011 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for sharing! Always a fun read…. Glad you enjoyed your time in the States; we sure enjoyed having you! Have fun in the Philippines!

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Terry Tschopp
27th August 2011 at 9:04 pm

Hi Libera: Thanks for sharing :).

Terry

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Yuni Maria Luisiana
28th August 2011 at 12:20 am

Great blog. Never get bored to read this. Thank you 🙂

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Ana Cristina
28th August 2011 at 2:59 am

hello Libera
it’s great that you share your experiences about the tour.
when we read this is like if we had gone with you, it’s really funny
Thanks for sharing
you are amazing
greetings from Mexico
Mexico wants to LIBERA!!! 🙂

gracias por sus bellas canciones que nos llenan de alegría
thanks

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Laura
28th August 2011 at 3:07 am

hi!
thanks for this blog
it’s great read it
please come to Mexico
welcome!
thanks

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Ian W.
28th August 2011 at 3:58 am

Whoever you are ghost writer, you are truly an amazing writer and I for one would like to thank you for taking the time to put everything down on paper so that we can see the side of Libera we, the fans, never see. It’s always fun reading what you have to say and I look forward to reading your next blog.

This one was great and you put a continuous smile on my face from start to finish. I too love all the luxury you get when staying at a hotel, it’s wonderful and it makes your stay that much more enjoyable knowing that the bed will be made and the room cleaned while you are away.

Thanks again, it’s been a fun and informative read just like all the others and I look forward to your next trip.

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David
28th August 2011 at 11:53 pm

I’ve never stayed at a hotel before. well, i have, but not like the ones you see in movies. And that’s true about the food, it looked good in the pictures. ^^ The bed being already made for you is awesome too, though I would’ve done out of habit. Anyaways, I hope you all get an awesome sleep and catch those zzz’s you’ve been anticipating. I can’t wait for your Christmas album. I like Christmas, especially all the music that surrounds it. Keep up the good work guys, and Sweet Dreams. 🙂

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Miguel
30th August 2011 at 3:58 am

It’s great to read your adventures. I am fascinated with all your journey through the States. I would also like to know your experiences during recording the new album. It will make the expecting more interesting. I have had a really good time reading your blog posts and knowing how is Libera’s life at touring 🙂

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Le Yan
30th August 2011 at 8:13 am

Hello,Libera.I am a Chinese. I am not really good at English .So I don’t understand your lyrics sometimes,but I really like you .Thanks for telling us about your journey .I have never been to America .But this summer vacation ,I have been to Europe .It is a pity that I didn’t go to any Video stores .I hope that you will enjony yourselves in America!

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Leah Gonzales
1st September 2011 at 11:56 pm

Very entertaining blog-by Ben perhaps?? Whoever it was is gifted with words and a lovely sense of humor. My kids and I have been listening to Libera cd’s 24/7 since attending your last 2 Texas concerts; we can’t get enough Libera!! As ejoyable as the cd’s are, it’s impossible to re-create the magic and haunting ethereal beauty of seeing you guys live. I hope y’all visit again soon!!

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pascall
5th September 2011 at 3:07 pm

Libera…
plese come to indonesia…
I love you…

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Dale
5th September 2011 at 7:35 pm

You guys are phenomenal. I have only just been introduced to your music, and I am already hooked! I have always enjoyed the styles of Hayley Westenra and Enya, but you guys top the charts in my opinion.
I do have one funny question to ask though, for those that this was the first visit to the States:
What was your first impression of us “Yanks” driving on the wrong side of the road?? !! 🙂

Thanks for what you do and I am so glad someone shared your music with me got me hooked.
Hope you have a great school year and maybe you can visit the Mid East Coast of the US next trip.
Take care and God Bless

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David
8th September 2011 at 2:28 am

I live in the US and I have just pre-ordered your new forthcoming Christmas CD from Amazon in the UK. I’m VERY excited that you are finally coming out with this long overdue CD. I only wish I knew what the songs are. I’m totally crazy about Libera, God bless you all.

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LI
15th September 2011 at 9:40 am

I’m really happy to see your guys have a good time during US tour.I can’t wait to watch your vedio in US.lol~I’m a Chinese fan of Libera,so I hope you can hold concerts in China in the future.Wish your guys a bright future!

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Sofia
20th September 2011 at 11:44 am

how many rooms have an medium sized hotel in uk?

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Caro
26th September 2011 at 10:35 pm

Im working at a hotel and Im glad to know that its a pleasure for you to stay in one 🙂 Its great to see that the things we do in order for you to feel well is appreciated! I really enjoy listening to your songs and I wish for you to keep on singing as it is the key to everyones happiness here 🙂

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Wade Halfmann
7th October 2011 at 2:41 am

Hey libera yall are alsome had fun time seeing yall in consert hope to see yall again buy for know:)

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Fredy Pelaez Bedoya
10th October 2011 at 11:02 pm

I commend you for this great band that has as its harmonious sounds and gives us brings tranquility and peace that come down from heaven as if, like me that they can be released group heard in my language I’m from Colombia Spanish city of Medellin and good here are a lot of talent to sing and people who like that kind of music that is sure to spread as said earlier that besides peace and quiet joy you are a blessing from God I call good pelaez fredy 17 years old they do not know what you but maybe one of you is contemporary, and I want you to know that they do not feel bad that we young people we like those kind of songs too and many of them are giving us curious to hear and whether it is good vacana , well I hope my sujerencia consider making a version of their songs in Spanish and I wish you good luck in your group and God’s blessings for you and your group congratulate team forward.
Sincerely: Fredy Pelaez
Medellin, Colombia

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Kayma
15th October 2011 at 8:55 am

Hey Libera,I’m a Chinese fan of you and I hope that you can hold concert in China.

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Stiffani Jane Watson
17th October 2011 at 1:41 pm

Hi! Please do visit Bohol after your concerts at Manila and Cebu… So many spots in Bohol you may love too see- including the Chocolate Hills (one of the seven wonders of the world), the Loboc River Cruise, some Tarsiers, Lemurs, Sevilla hanging bridge, beaches, Bohol Bee Farm, Sagbayan Peak, Man made forest, Abatan River Cruise, the python – Prony, the dwarf “Bayoyoy”, The Pamilacan Island where you can see dolphins and whales, the Balicasag Island where you can have a scuba diving, the Baclayon Church “the oldest church in the Philippines”, and many more! I’m sure you’ll enjoy your stay in Bohol, if ever you’ll be visiting…

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jancy adrienne
19th October 2011 at 4:33 am

Hi, libera, i’m a fan of yours for a long time now, i really love you all guys, the boys, mr. Prizeman and all the instrumentalists. Thank you for producing such heavenly songs. Whenever, i listen to your songs, i hardly manage not to get teary eyed. I feel such relieved and contented whenever i listen to your music. Your music tend to be my anti-depressant, because listening to your music is the only option i think whenever i’m in the point of doubt and depression. Thank you guys, i wish i can attend your concert in Cebu, i really want to, see you all*_*

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Keen You
19th October 2011 at 7:04 am

I am a girl in china .I’m your fanatical fan.
I am attracted by your angel voices and beautiful smilings.I am looking faward to watch your performances in Beijing.
I wanted to buy CDs,but I can just find nothing.how can I contact you?please send E-mail to my mailbox.
Libera,where you may go,however far away I will support you forever!
God bless me :Libera can receive this letter Amen!

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keen you (susan)
19th October 2011 at 7:11 am

thank you to create these beautiful songs .
When I listen to your musics ,I’ll involve in it and image something romantic.
god bless you have a good trip in Philippines.
the girl from China

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Richard
19th October 2011 at 8:33 am

Libera is the best!!!! Excellent singer boys singing for Lord,very good blod and interesting,
Lord is happy ,many blessings, peace and well angel boys LIBERA.thx for share.
Come to my country ….. PERU

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Steve Durkee
20th October 2011 at 10:41 pm

I enjoy not only your music but the changes, in who you are, that the different videos and photos present. I’ve enjoyed seeing the changes in my own children but they are now all adults. I do have two grandsons but they are with their parents, in Quito, Equador, where my son is in command of the Marine Guards at the US Embassy. I love to see new photos of them but they are both still very young and haven’t begun the real changes that you fellows are engaged in. Too soon it seems some of you more on to other things, hopefully better. I suspect being a member of Libera plays a huge part in who you grow to be.

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romina
21st October 2011 at 6:04 am

Libera… !! please come to Chile!!!! i love you

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Roy Lambert Guerra
26th October 2011 at 11:11 am

Hey Libera! It was the first time I saw you guys in a concert last night and it was awesome. The way you sang “Sanctus” was mind blowing. Voce Fich, the choir I’m part of, has sang the same song albeit it was a far shot from your version. Hope you could come back soon because not everybody in the choir was able to watch you last night. (Their loss :))) Wishing you all the best! 😀 Ad Majorem Dei Gloriam!

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Alanna
7th November 2011 at 9:33 pm

Very entertaining blog! I had to force myself not to laugh out loud in case somebody would notice. Thanks for bringing some funny to my day and keep it up! 🙂

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21st December 2011 at 6:48 pm

Hotel life is awesome.. I fell relax and comfortable every time I checked in the hotel. It is one of the best experience in life.. I enjoyed reading your blog keep posting an interesting topics like this.

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tatum porter
5th February 2012 at 8:10 pm

hello libera…… just wanted to say i love the christmas album!!! and i realllyyy hope you guys will come back to church of our lady!!
hope to see you soon 🙂

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Susan
14th March 2012 at 7:06 am

Do you play with the revolving doors?

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