I guess I'm still terrible at keeping up with a blog.
I've been living in San Francisco for three months now and it has been quite an adventure. I've wandered the city, visited a few museums, took in some shows (movies, stand up, concerts, musicals) and I've really enjoyed living here. It feels like home but it still feels temporary. It's really beautiful here and I've had a lot of "firsts" so far. I love that I can walk around and make new discoveries around every corner. And when I'm not walking, I'm riding my bike or taking public transportation (usually BART but I took CalTrain for the first time recently!) or using Lyft.
In the interest of time (and the fact that I don't know who even reads this) I'll wrap up some of the highlights of my time in San Francisco so far.
- The Get Up Kids @ The Independent [top right] - This brought me back to high school. I stood in the very front, up against the stage and lost my voice from singing along. I was pretty proud of myself as this was the very FIRST concert I attended alone!
- Family of the Year @ Amoeba [top middle] - This was fun to stumble on. They only played five songs but it was such a cute set.
- Glass Animals @ Fox Theater [top left] - This show was amazing. I made a last minute decision to go to this sold out show and it was a bit of an adventure to try to take BART to Oakland and then I got lucky with tickets. I'm glad I didn't plan this out, it was more fun winging this one.
- Oddball Comedy Fest @ Shoreline Amphitheater [bottom corners] - This was my first CalTrain adventure. We were held up on our way to Mountain View because a pedestrian was hit but a train that afternoon, I couldn't find any information on the person who was rushed to the hospital or whether it was fatal or not, but I hope this person is okay. We got to the show in time to see four comics: Bridget Everett (outrageous), John Mulaney (brilliant), Amy Schumer (amazing), and Aziz Ansari (fun). I went to my very first concert at the Shoreline Amphitheater. My dad took me to to see No Doubt (Tragic Kingdom tour) with Weezer as the opener for my birthday in 1997. It was the first time I've been back and it's also my first big comedy show!
- Kaskade @ Pier 70 [bottom middle] - This was insane. In a good way. In an amazing way, actually. There were 10,000 people at this outdoor stage with crazy lights and lasers. It was quite the spectacle. We were with my cousin's friends and they are a great group of people who I feel lucky to have met.
- Romeo and Juliet @ The Presido [not pictured] - This was my first Shakespeare in the Park experience and everyone did such a great job. It was a beautiful sunny day to sit on the grass and watch with the Golden Gate bridge and the clouds rolling behind the stage.
- Dogfight the Musical @ San Francisco Playhouse [not pictured] - I saw this movie a while back during my River Phoenix
obsessionphase (I still love him, R.I.P.) so the idea of this being a musical was amusing. It was a cute theater with friendly people and the story works as a musical!
Museums and the sights:
- Twin Peaks view on a foggy day: