I mentioned that I got to go to the Hollywood Bowl to see Star Wars in Concert with Michelle. It was absolutely amazing.
Finally, I can wear my hoodie without fear of judgement.
OMG! It’s starting. Luke and Leia are sitting in front of us too!
Darth Vader! Michelle looked at her hoodie and said, “That’s me!”
Mr. Anthony Daniels, C3P0 himself narrated the show.
They had some really cool animations and sketches they showed during the show.
The firing of the Death Star’s primary weapon, a superlaser created by the hypermatter reactor.
How dare you fall asleep during this awesome display of awesomeness!
Special effects and screen display aside, the orchestra was fantastic. I would find myself bobbing my head to the music of my favorite sci-fi franchise and then realize the music was being played live. Incredible performance.
Those are all light sabers, being swayed back and forth along to the music. These are my people.
This was such a great experience. Many thanks to Michelle’s dad and mom, who not only tolerate my love for geeky things like this, but also encourage it by getting us the tickets. Michelle is on her way to joining the Dark Side, which is the best side because “evil will always triumph over good, because good is dumb.”
This weekend was jam packed with fun. I didn’t get to finish all my work I took home, but that is the sign of a truly fun weekend I suppose. There are tons of pictures, so stay with me.
Friday started out with happy hour at Ra. Michelle was already there with her work, and they were drinking their fair share as usual. I met up with Randall, Vicky, Fred, and some of Randall’s medical colleagues. After that Michelle and I headed to El Cid to watch a show for her work. We say Big Phony, who of course is Korean. That guy is super nice, offering to get my money back because I came with Michelle for her work, and when the bouncer was busy he was trying to fork out some cash from his own wallet. I’m glad I didn’t take it, because during his set he kept talking about how poor he was, doing the Master Cleanse because he was too poor to eat. He’s a pretty talented guy, and you should check him out if you’re into music from the Juno Soundtrack.
Buy stuff, so he can eat food.
The band before Big Phony. We just call her “Tall Girl.”
Bobby Choy, Big Phony himself.
Big Phony and the rest of the band with crowd in front.
Saturday I got a chance to see Randall’s place, a little closer to being completed. We got to test out his bowling alley. I figured out how the back end works, so now I can get a job as the bowling lane operator and live under the stairs at his house. Unfortunately Fred and Spencer went ahead and broke the damn thing. Now I have to get a job running the theater or bar tending.
Randall’s alley wasn’t the only bowl on Saturday. I was lucky enough to be given tickets to the Hollywood Bowl to see The Cure. The concert was incredible. Robert Smith knows how to perform. I’ve never seen The Cure live, and I didn’t know what to expect as far as the vocals went, but it was superb. Watching people in their 30’s dance awkwardly with moves that look like they choreographed them before the concert is kind of painful.
Ladies and gentlemen, I give you The Cure!
Robert Smith. Great vocals in a strange looking package.
Sorry about my, and everyone else’s, added vocals. I was excited.
As if happy hour, bowling, and a couple music events weren’t enough, we topped off the whole weekend with a baseball game. Michelle, Annie, Alice, and I went to see the Blue Jays play the Angels. After stopping at Guppy Tea House to make sure they had plenty of Asian food to enjoy with America’s favorite pastime, we went to the game.
Sometimes I think I need a hat this large to hold all my thoughts inside my head.
Two of these girls could care less about the game. Guess which two?
“We’re going to sit in those empty seats, get some sun, and read magazines.”
Alice knows what baseball games are about, but I made her pay for rooting against the Angels.
“Beer makes me sleepy. Maybe they won’t notice if I take a quick nap.”
Bases loaded, bottom of the 9th. The pitcher hits the batter to tie the game and then gives up a hit to lose. Angels win! In your face, Alice!
June looks to be packed all month. Stay tuned for more.
Hello, there. My name is Matt, but on this website I just refer to myself as m@. I love all things Star Wars, food, beer, and music, especially The Beatles. I'm one who likes to be noticed and will sometimes say or do inappropriate things to get your attention. I'm perfectly complimented by my online and real life partner Michelle.