Getting from Camp David to Amsterdam last month was a comedy of errors, minus the comedy. There were delays, downgrades, rerouting, and some truly horrendous customer service.
But two good things happened.
First, I got to enjoy a cheesesteak at Chickie’s & Pete’s during a much longer-than-expected layover at Philadelphia International Airport.1 I even struck up a pleasant conversation with another traveler who had been delayed, which helped distract me from the raucous Phillies fans watching the playoff game.
Second, since I couldn’t sleep on the plane, I had plenty of time to scroll through my music library and rediscover songs I hadn’t heard in a while.
Here’s the playlist. You can listen to it now — you don’t have to wait until you experience your own travel nightmare.
1 Check out my post about Philly cheesesteaks: A Cheesesteak Is a Hug in Sandwich Form.