Well, much has happened these past few days. I went to a freakin’ awesome concert, with Leigh, Ben, Dan, Lindsey, and Chad. Playing was Silas, Stavesacre, and Project 86. Definitely one of the best concerts I’ve ever been to. Silas is a local rap-rock band, and they got the entire crowd of 300 sweaty guys (maybe 30 girls) jumping and slamming. They were pretty good. Stavesacre (hard rock) stepped up next with front man Mark Solomon, a master showman. They gave a tight, clean set that had me crushed against the stage from the surging pit. Believe it or not, I actually did get skinnier than I already am. Hard to believe, no? Project 86, another rap-rock band, was next. Insane. Just insane. They have so many good songs, and the singer knows how to get the crowd going. The pit was nuts, and I stayed out of it for the most part. Getting slammed by guys twice my size goes against my survival instincts.
One really cool thing that happened was when my glasses flew off after a bit of head banging to Stavesacre. They launched off backwards into the roiling mosh pit. I thought they were gone for good. I would find the broken bits after the concert was over. However, after about 3 minutes I decided to look anyway, so I ducked under the surface of the pit. I tell you that is the strangest thing. On top, the pit is a totally chaotic swirl, but underneath, it is actually pretty peaceful. So, in a forest of legs I clawed around for my glasses. I found them! And they were unscathed and in pristine condition! That was a miracle in my book. Just thought I’d share.
Yesterday, I spent the day with Marcy skiing at Stevens Pass. It was nice: sunny and only a little chilly. We got there about noon and skied until 6:30. The snow conditions weren’t the greatest, but what do you expect after no new snow for a week and heavy use? Washington does have some weird snow though. A kinda of crusty powder or something. It took some getting used to. I was glad to get out on my skis. I did a lot of moguls and mainly just cruised around with Marcy. I think I got my form perfected. Hahahaha, yeah sure. One thing to note it that they have a halfpipe and man-made jumps. That is a definite plus even though the snow was too hard to really use them today. It was a good day.
Tip of the day: Never drive with a crazy woman at the wheel.