Well, I do expect the 405 to be slow but not when there are no accidents in the direction I'm heading. As it happened, there was an accident on the opposite side of the 405 and everyone had to slow to try to see how bad it was. The drive ended up taking 2 hours and 20 minutes.
Coming home after rehearsal was fine; I made it in 45 minutes. Ah yes – that's just part of living in L.A.