Posts Tagged ‘concerts’
Don, Andrew and I met up with Dave for a Samurai reunion in San Fran this past weekend. We got to do a lot of what I mentioned before, but missed out on the cable cars and La Taqueria. We played a lot of Wii tennis, biked across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, watch Dave rock out at O’Neills Irish Bar with Shantytown, checked out Dave’s office space, and explored Alcatraz. Many videos and pictures were taken (see Dave’s post), so check out the pictures in my Samurai in San Francisco set on Flickr. I loved San Fran, I haven’t been there in years – definitely wouldn’t mind going back there again soon…
This past Saturday we went to Iota to see Juniper Lane. Aside from the super slow server, limited menu, lack of ranch dressing, and overcharging for beers, the night was really fun. The show solid, but the band that really surprised me was the second opening band: The Trews. These guys were from Canada, and they were letting it all out on stage. Very heavy classic rock. They were so good, that I bought a CD.
I borrowed John Athayde’s camera for the night to take pictures, and I think I want a new camera now. Maybe not exactly that one, because it was a little big, but definitely one that can handle shots in the dark as well as that one. Sift through his photostream for pictures I took that night, and also check out my set on Flickr.
Something that people might not know about me, is that I’ve kept tickets to almost anything and everything that I’ve gone to since ~2000. This includes movie, concert, and sporting event tickets. I have painstakingly scanned each and every one of them in and made some notes about each event from what I could remember. It’s amazing what I did remember about each event though. Aside from most of the baseball and hockey games, each concert had distinct memories attached to it. Who I was with, what we did, what I ate before, etc.
My favorite ticket that I’ve saved is the one from when Dave Chappelle (pre-Chappelle show stardom and pre-mental breakdown) came to JMU to do a little standup for us. He was hilarious then, and obviously bound for success.
The ones that mean the most to me, are the ones from the old Okay Samurai days. We played many concerts and I’ve saved all the fliers, newspaper ads and tickets from our concerts. The two tickets below are from our concerts at Mainstreet Bar & Grill in Harrisonburg, including our last show.
For anybody reading, were you at any of these events?? Click through each picture page, rather than the slideshow for this set to read all the notes and captions.