Been a while, old friend.
Only 5 1/2 hours of sleep last night but that’s par for the course lately. My room was lacking coffee of any kind (oh, the humanity) so I shook the fog off and headed out. Denny’s was a beacon of light shining through the darkness.
Today it’s a 400 mile bomb through the Mojave to Vegas.
Really doing my best on this trip to not get a sunburned nose. I always end up like Rudolph. We’ll see how long I make it. Sunblock isn’t enough on days where it’s all sun all day so I busted out the hanky.
The heat got to be too much with the jacket and gloves on so I went down to just a t-shirt. Felt great!
Pulled into Mario’s around 4:15. Great to be here!
Made it to Paso Robles in just over 3 hours. Traffic getting out of the Bay Area was insane, of course, being a Friday afternoon. But thanks to the beautify of lane splitting I was able to keep cruising through, even when traffic was at a dead stop.
Made it to my hotel, unpacked the bike…
…and headed to the venue, which was beautiful.
And it was a perfect night for a show.
Strangest thing… when I bought my ticket, according to the seating chart on Ticketmaster it looked like I was going to be 12-15 rows back, in row EE. But when I got to my row tonight, it was 5 rows from the front, and with the way the rows arched around, and my seat being the last one on the end, I was actually, somehow, front row. I couldn’t believe it.
Could not have been happier with my seat. It was amazing.
The venue wouldn’t let me in with my real camera so all I got were iPhone pics, but they’ll have to do.
Unbelievable show. So, so good. Wow.