After a punishing 14-hour flight, the second and smaller portion (Group B) of Pacific Symphony arrived in the most populous city on Earth, in the most populous country on Earth — Shanghai, China — at approximately 6:30 a.m. local time, Tuesday, May 7.
We had departed LAX at a little after 1 a.m. on Monday. That’s a lot of time to watch movies. Upon arrival, we had to clear immigration and customs (we were all electronically fingerprinted) and then we waited for the bus to arrive.
When the bus for our luggage arrived on this wet and dreary morning, we noticed an advertisement on back for our concert tomorrow night.