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Sunday, June 22, 2003

Groovin':

In the last several days, I have been caught up in a whirlwind of activity. I was all planning to post stuff on Friday and everything, but on Thursday afternoon, just on a whim (and a friend's invitation), I decided to get the fuck out of town. So I went to my friendly web-neighborhood airline and found a cheap ticket, and off I went. It was a really short trip - I was only out of town for a day and a half or so, but it was exactly what I needed. I just chilled out and totally relaxed, which I haven't done in a long time, or so it seems. Anyway, it was time well spent with great company, and I'm damn glad that I did something so totally out of character and just hopped on a freakin' plane with less than a day's notice.

So, I came back last night, and went over to the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel, where my uncle was staying. He was in town because the band he plays with was playing at the Hollywood Bowl. We hung out, had some dinner, and talked about a whole bunch of shit till really late. One of the best things to come out of this whole situation with my grandmother's health has been that my uncle and I have started really talking a lot more, and though I wish our renewed bonding thing had been initiated under different circumstances, I'm really happy that we're hanging out and really getting to be friends.

Tonight I got to go see him play, which was great. If you've never been to the Hollywood Bowl, it's a big outdoor amphitheater shaped kind of like.. well, a bowl. It holds about 18,000 people, and tonight there were about 17,500 there, so it was almost full capacity. I got me a nice fancy crew badge, so I got to go sit with the band's sound guy (who was really cool, by the way) in the sound booth. It's right in the middle of the amphitheater, so I could see the crowd going nuts below us, and the sound of the crowd above us singing along kind of rolled down over us. It was kickass. The boys got a standing ovation. I mean, how could they not, finishing with "Good Lovin'"? You know your ass would've been out of your seat, too.


babbled by Kat @ 11:54:00 PM | |