Grace and I played golf in HMB and Elin brought the kids to the beach. We had a late lunch together at the hotel with some of Jen’s friends from NYC. It only took us 4 hours to get home.
I love all of these creative and talented makers! Thanks to Ms. Hetrick and all of the parent mentors for helping our kids with their projects. Keep making!
As every year, we celebrated Mother’s Day with Clara and Mike. Mike made reservations for lunch at Cavallo Point. We went to their house in Tiburon afterwards, where Grace spent the afternoon napping (isn’t this what every mom wants?). Even Elin succumbed to the food coma in the serenity of Casa Luna. The Binzers stopped by and Mike and Clara made dinner for everyone.
Hope we continue our tradition for these amazing mothers.
Somehow I ended up with tickets to both shows at San Jose. I originally got seats for Grace after our last GA experience. When they announced a second show, I opted for Red Zone GA, thinking I could decide which one later. It turned out that neither pair was transferrable/sellable so I got to experience both.
The first night was quite civilized as it included dinner in the BMW Lounge. Plus we didn’t have to get there super early to stress about a spot. Just like Songs of Innocence, there was no perfect place to see the entire concert, but being right in the middle I guess was the best compromise. We were pretty far away from the action, except when The Edge came close to us for Pride.
I thought the show was great. Although they didn’t play one song from Joshua Tree, we got all that last year. This show was still like a greatest hits.
On the second night, I invited my go-to concert buddy, Erich. Even though we didn’t get there super early, we were still there in time for 2nd row in the Red Zone. I could have given up our spot to move to the b-stage, but decided it wasn’t worth it as I already saw the show and knew the end of the show would be where we were standing. It was basically an Adam Clayton photo shoot because we were closest to him for most of the show.
The setlist was the same for both nights with the exception of Red Flag Day, which was their live debut on Tuesday.
- Love Is All We Have Left
- The Blackout
- Lights of Home (String Version)
- Beautiful Day
- I Will Follow (with “Mother” snippet)
- Gloria (with Them’s “Gloria” snippet)
- Red Flag Day (live debut)
- The Ocean
- Iris (Hold Me Close)
- Cedarwood Road
- Sunday Bloody Sunday (acoustic; shortened; car bomb… more )
- Raised by Wolves (with “Psalm 23” snippet)
- Until the End of the World (with Allen Ginsberg’s “America” snippet)
Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me (Gavin Friday version)
- Elevation (Influx remix intro)
- Vertigo (with “The Jean Genie” snippet)
- Desire (Hollywood remix)
- Acrobat (with “Sympathy for the Devil” snippet)
- You’re the Best Thing About Me (acoustic; with “Landlady” snippet)
- Staring at the Sun (acoustic)
- Pride (In the Name of Love) (with “This Is Not America” snippet)
- Get Out of Your Own Way
- American Soul
- City of Blinding Lights
Women of the World (Jim O’Rourke song)
- Love Is Bigger Than Anything in Its Way
- 13 (There Is a Light)
The Miracle (of Joey Ramone) (ambient mix)
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On April 23rd, I saw Olivia off to outdoor ed with the rest of her 5th grade classmates. Also heading out were several brave and wonderful parents as well as the intrepid Mrs. Zirelli!
This really was starting to feel like the beginning of the end of 5th grade and Olivia’s time at The Carey School. I hope she’s loving every minute of it.
We celebrated Emery’s dol with Esther and Jon’s family and friends. I was rooting for her to choose the baseball (golf ball in my eyes), but I think she chose the piggy bank.
Some photos by Lucas.