Interactive cross-country road trip
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Spaceland in Los Angeles( Sarah Ardalani / For The Times )
After two weeks and 5,100 miles, I wanted nothing more than to crawl into bed and hibernate. But the show must go on. I set my sights on Club Spaceland in Silver Lake. When I arrived, an '80s, U2-sounding group called the VLA was performing on stage. Later, Andy Clockwise came on. The sound wasn't anything new, but the stage presence was electric. Frontman Andy Kelly pounced on tables, posing in a gargoyle-like stance, while drummer Stella Mozgawa pounded on her cymbals. When the last note rang, I was out the door quicker than the headliner could leave the stage.
I received hundreds of invaluable travel tips from readers. After two weeks of constant driving and barhopping, I can come up with one new piece of advice for anyone considering a similar adventure: Schedule a day of rest.
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Pictured: Andy Clockwise performs at Spaceland in Los Angeles.