Saturday, August 30, 2008

Radiohead 8-22-08

Last week G and I went to the Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco to see Radiohead. There were lots of bands, but we only saw Radiohead & Beck and a little bit of Steel Pulse and Black Keys. There were so many people (50,000 plus) at Golden Gate Park I'm amazed we got to see those bands. Traveling from one end of the park was no small feat. Some people, who were obviously much younger and more intoxicated than we were climbed over and under fences and trees to get to the other stages. We left halfway through Beck's set just to get to the other stage to see Radiohead. Beck played to "the smaller crowd" seen here. The haze seen in the last photo is not fog! G and I came home smelling of pot and patchouli, which may have influenced our decision to stop at In & Out at midnight on our way home.

Radiohead was absolutely fantastic! After fighting the crowds earlier in the day, I was about to call it a loss, but when Thom and the boys hit the stage it made it all worth while! Thom's voice, the lights, the crowd singing and dancing, it was AWESOME! You can see how happy G and I are when they hit the stage if you click on the 3rd photo. I've added a sampling of music here, here and here so you can enjoy Thom's fabulousness. Radiohead put on the best stadium show and I would pay thousands to see them in a small venue, although G might not let me go as he'd fear the headline "Crazed fan suffocates Radiohead lead singer with hugs and kisses!" in the next day's newspaper. I'm such a teenager when it comes to music!

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Back to School means back to blogging

Here's my favorite shot from the 1st day of school!
She's jumping for joy that she gets to get to see friends, old and new, and meet a new teacher. I'm jumping on the inside because the chaos of summer is over. Now we get back into "school mode". Although they're kind of boring, routine and organization are things that please me immensely.