Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Overdue Recap: Vote For Change Concert and more

I have been on a bit of a blog hiatus over the course of the past week but now it appears I have a lot of time on my hands, so expect a flurry of posts this week until I'm all caught up. Then I can tackle my e-mail.

I'll pick up from where I left off, which was the night of the James show at House of Blues. That was only my first stop of the night. From House of Blues, I went to Anthology for the Vote For Change show, which I am very pleased to say, was sold out. I hope to see another sell out when The Silent Comedy and Blackout Party play on October 25.

Anyway, I got there and hurried up front in time to catch about 30 seconds of Transfer. boo. In photo terms, it was long enough to snap 1 bad mic shadow picture.

Chris Cantore hosted and then an Obama volunteer spoke but I don't think anyone really heard what she said. No matter, it was preaching to the choir for sure. I wasn't going to stay, but I ran into Grampa Drew and chatted for a bit, then I ran into Evan so I ended up staying for B-Side Players. It had been a very long time since I'd seen them. I went to high school with Giovanni and Victor, so it was good to see those boys still doing their thing and doing it well.

More if you 'keep on reading', including B-Side Players singing my song.

"Rosamaria" B-Side Players

The night at Anthology came to an end, as all things do, so I made my way to Pink Elephant in an attempt to catch up with Dagart and his birthday posse, but apparently they'd already headed to Saguaro's to get the boy a much needed burrito. Glad I got the chance to toast his birthday at midnight the night before. Bar Pink wasn't doing it for me, so I went to U-31. I couldn't find Erika, but it was cool nonetheless. I haven't really been there on dance nights and on this night in particular, there was some serious breakdance battling going on. Is U-31 home to the B-boys now? That's cool by me. I guess the floor there is pretty ideal for breakdancing.

When U-31 closed and I still couldn't find Erika, I made a stop at Roberto's and got a text from Abraham. "After party at your house. On our way." And so it was, Sean, Jake and Abraham came over and we listened to music and watched YouTube and knocked a few back until the wee hours of the morning. Cuz that's how we roll. There is nothing I love more than a well rounded night around San Diego, and while I was on my own for most of the night, that's usually the best way to run into so many of my favorite people.

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