Sunday, March 7, 2010

#39: Go to the Beach completed, #99: See 3 live music shows in progress (picture heavy)

Things have been pretty busy here for the past month or so, and I realized that I've completed a few list items that I haven't had the chance to blog about, so I'm hoping to catch up over the next week or so. 

The first weekend in February David and I visited our friends Jess and Frank in L.A. The trip was great, and pretty packed. We drove in on Friday, and went to an art show at one of their friend's comic book shop in Silverlake. We also got to peek in to Home Ec, a craft store Jess' friends owns and where Jess works on the weekends.

On Saturday, we saw the Pee-wee Herman stage show...

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...which was amazing. We originally bought tickets when the show was supposed to be in November, however it sold out so quickly they changed to a larger venue with new dates. Everyone who bought tickets for the original show was able to stay after the show for a Q & A with Pee-wee! So much fun.

Sunday we hung out in Santa Monica for a little while for a superbowl party. David and I left the party early so we could head to a They Might Be Giants show. However, before we left Santa Monica we went to...

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the beach!

They Might Be Giants played at the Largo at the Coronet.  I've seen them twice before, but David never had. It was, however, my first Flood Show. They were fantastic. The venue was small and intimate; we had great seats but it would have been nearly impossible to not have good seats.  They played a bit before starting Flood, which they played in reverse chronological order, and they played 2 encores! Highlights include Fingertips, Alphabet of Nations, The Guitar, and James K. Polk.

Monday we headed back to Tucson. We stopped in Cabazon, California to eat at the Wheel Inn and visit the giant dinosaurs that are featured in Pee-wee's Big Adventure.  

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On I-10 just past the dinosaurs are hundreds and hundreds of windmills. It is just an amazing view.

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