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  1. Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    went to the ballet last night, those bastards 

    it was Dudamel conducting a few Russian numbers you know so well, and the most famous black ballerina in the world, Misty Copeland

    it was all Amber’s idea and since i usually call the shots in life, we made her request come true.

    weird thing about ballets at the Bowl: they start pretty much on time, complete with an introductory performance of the National Anthem (?) immediately followed by the rock.

    there was a huge lineup at the gate so we walked allllll the way over to the back side which was smart, but after picking up some food we were a tad late getting to our seats and because the Bowl is fancy, they dont let you sit down until the movement has moved on. when we got to our row we excused ourselves and made it to where we were supposed to sit and there was lady there. older. she had lots of picnic baskets. she seemed surprised that we wanted to sit in our seats.

    it was very uncomfortable because now the movement was going again.

    “they should have come on time,” said one lady behind us with all the judgement she could muster.

    the older lady in our seat holding her wine glass was really confused, how would she get through the row with all of her stuff. LORD HELP YOU SIT ON A BENCH FOR 90 MINUTES WITHOUT ALL THE FOOD AND DRINK IN THE WORLD.

    when she eventually got moving i heard, “look what they are doing to the poor woman!”

    ive been to hundreds of rock shows. ive never heard such hate from another concert-goer as these classical fans.

    finally she left. we sat frozen trying to be good people. and before we knew it it was time for the intermission. at first we thought it was just a quick break because the show had started like 20 minutes before, but no, we were in store for a half hour intermission.

    whatever, ate Hollywood Bowl sushi, drank a Mexicoke and noticed the older lady was still wandering around looking for a home. poor dear.

    the girls next to us were there for this handsome ballet dude. they cheered for him so hard. cute. but most of the place was there for Misty. lots more people of color in the seats than i expected. great to see. also way more kids there than i thought would be there.

    music was great. i love great musicians. dancing was meh. ballet is dead.

    afterwards we cruised along hollywood blvd.

    and never once did we talk about how the xbi made me go to urgent care because they forgot they had put a tiny explosive in my side and forgot to get it removed.

    today i have to have a liquid diet because tomorrow i am having my colon scoped. joy.

  2. Saturday, October 3, 2015

    jeanine and i saw van halen last night at the hollywood bowl 

    van halen at the hollywood bowl

    dave is a goofball, eddie is a maestro, alex is an animal and young wolfgang totally shreds on bass

    they have an arsenal of classic riffs and crowd pleasing hits

    millionaires several times over and rightfully so

    and yet at the bowl they had the cheesiest graphic display behind the drums ive ever seen.

    was it a parody? were they being sarcastic?

    was it all a sinister hack by Anonymous?

    Banksy?

    hollywood bowl sangria

    the Bowl played along by busting with some performance art of their own

    “who would pay so much money for such a thing? find out in this weeks episode of ‘$28 Sangria!'”

    pope shirts, ive got your pope shirts right hereand seriously, van halen sounded terrific and it’s great to see this line up

    back at home, looking full of life

    but then i met this guy who looked exactly like Barry Bonds selling Pope tshirts

    i said i want your shirt

    he said i cant sell you this shirt

    i asked why

    he said because i got this there

    i said id pay double

    he said i saw him.

    i said it reminds me of something id give a catholic raiders fan’s teenage daughter

    he said, i saw him.

    it was jeanines second trip to the bowl in as many days having just seen duran duran on thursday.

    as we walked up the hill towards the entrance of the bowl she was telling me how great the fab five were and how fun it was and what the people were wearing and all the songs she hadnt realized she knew and all the types of people were there and how solid the band sounded

    and we got to our seats and the lights dimmed and van halen played about two minutes of Runnin with the Devil and she said,

    whoa.

    this is way better.

  3. Sunday, September 27, 2015

    kanye west played the hollywood bowl last night 

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    it wasnt just any show, he did “808 and Heartbreaks” all the way through, with an orchestra and chorus

    why? it wasnt an anniversary, he hadnt just released a remix, it wasnt like he just won an award for it.

    KANYE DID IT BECAUSE KANYE WANTED TO DO IT

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    and he made it snow while he was doing it. even though it was close to 90 degrees up in the beautiful canyon.

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    it was weird and wonderful and a lot like a fashion show and an art show and a greek drama and what it must have felt like for the jews when Moses delivered his Sermon on the Mount, except funkier

    kayne's cast of thousands

    and with a cast of thousands.

    with guest stars sexy C3P0 lady + spinning stairs to nowhere + starring ladies who just stared

    and lady in the very back of the bowl who just raised her arms

    zoe kravitz in the back of the hollywood bowl during kanyes 808 and heartbreak show

    and very special guests Autotune and random Fireworks

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    thank you Bree for thinking of me when you realized you had an extra golden ticket

    that was so funnnnnnnnn!

  4. Saturday, September 12, 2015

    tin roof rusted 

    ramie and me at the bowl

    saw the Psychedelic Furs and the B-52s at the Hollywood Bowl w/ Ramie

    it was a last minute thing because i love the psych furs and even though the b52s are fun, i saw them in college and they were just fine. so i was meh about it until i found some sweet tickets at the Nice Price.

    turns out Ramie’s been looking for a miracle ticket for weeks. so i picked up some beer at the store, we summoned a Lyft and got there just as the Furs were getting a groove on.

    little did i know the Hollywood Bowl orchestra was gonna play along with the bands, and i must say, whoever did the arrangements is a damn genius. it sounded spectacular.

    the B-52s didnt utilize them as much, which was a missed opportunity, because as you can see in the video, when they did use them, it was fantastic.

    the show was produced by the Bowl which meant you could bring your own booze in.

    sitting there under the stars next to a pretty girl watching good bands and fireworks, all while eating spicy tuna rolls and sipping out of a 40:

    exactly what the founders intended.

  5. Monday, May 18, 2015

    lana del rey with courtney opening 

    ldr

    1. courtney can still wail

    2. lana hates doing encores

    3. courtney shouldnta done that leonard cohen song

    4. these chatty bitches wouldnt shut up during lanas beautiful l cohen cover

    5. courtney does celebrity skin and then miss world to end her show

    6. lana refuses to do young and beautiful, which would be a great end to her show

    7. courtney made fun of everyone with flower crowns

    8. 89% of the crowd had flower crowns

    9. lana sold out the damn hollywood bowl

    10. tickets were double on stub hub

    11. even though i always feel like lana just strolls through her sets, a tad lazily, i will see her play any time she wants in LA