this past weekend has been lots of driving and no time to sleep. thursday i didn’t go to bed until around 3 or 4. friday morning i woke up and drove to santa clara. i arrived there around 3:30 and played some beer die to kill time until the concert. tin, ryan, tyler and i took off to the hp pavilion and it was packed with asians, not surprising i guess to others. it almost seemed that everyone and their mother was buying the blue glow in the dark kanye shirts. making a long story short, the concert was F*ING amazing. ryan though, had his arms crossed, but i think he knew the words to some of the songs. he’s too cool sometimes. here’s the breakdown:
7 pm – lupe. who didn’t even know it was him until 15 minutes into the show, we all thought it was kanye
8 pm – n*e*r*d hyped up the crowd. super sick set up with two drummers and a screen in the back.
9 pm – rihanna. she had this crazy black space skin tight suit on with a dress. tyler knew all the words to every song and was ready to leave after she was done.
10 pm – crowd wave
1030 pm – kanye steals the entire show with lights, fogs, flames, and 5 crazy projection screens. 2 encore songs and i won the bet of the last song before the encores.
this was the stage at the hp pavilion. tyler guessed it was somewhere around 14-15,000 seats open. all the tickets were sold out, but not every seat was filled. resellers were charging around 250 on ticketmaster and i got mine for around 70 after taxes. we even called an agency that was selling front row floor tickets for $10 grand each. haha, i bet someone was crazy or rich enough to buy those.
these were where our seats were. 2nd level, with super steep steps. the only irritating thing about the whole thing was the people near the middle of the row that got up and left every chance they got. so we had to stand up each time and try to avoid close contact spooning.
i was able to pass out around 2 am and wake up at 6 am to drive back to reno for the wedding. this was the view from the wedding. the place where the ceremony was held was supposedly an old home previously owned by ferra faucet. who is that anyways? the lunch was really good and i took note on my cell phone to try and remake it all. other than kiet singing and a few of the kids running around, the life of the party was kept alive our crazy dances and alcohol. overall, it was pretty reserved and no one got drunk, but i on the other hand had wine, champagne, coronas. all of which besides the beer were pretty hard to go down.