Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cleveland Alterna-Rocks, Part 2

Yesterday we enjoyed a great day off in Cleveland. Once again, we were visiting the city for a concert, but we went up early and shopped in Coventry at Big Fun, scoring some Pee Wee's Playhouse cards and a floaty toothbrush (a novel twist on the floaty pen concept!) for our collections, among other items. We also picked up some toys for our little girl at a posh pet store and grabbed a bite to eat at Que Tal. In the evening we headed to the Beachland Ballroom & Tavern to see a live show by Dean Wareham & Britta Phillips, formerly half of one of my new favorite bands, Luna. A thunderstorm that threatened to turn into a tornado caused some delays and the show started late, but the music was good(the setlist was heavy with Luna songs so I was happy)--even opening act Michael Holland was quite good, and as in the past, we were able to stay and meet and talk with the performers afterwards. They were incredibly approachable and really nice to us--especially Britta, who chatted with Xan for a while before grabbing Dean to autograph a poster and a setlist for us!

1 comment:

Neil Hill said...

God, I haven't been to a live concert I actually enjoyed in ages. Sounds like you two had fun and enjoy plenty of couples time "stuff".

My wife and I just finished up a vacation to SeaWorld and Disneyland recently, but I'm just wondering when the actual vacation part starts, because I'm exhausted! Taking two squabbling kids on vacation isn't a vacation for anyone except the kids (who seemed to have a more than decent time, when they weren't arguing and making our life a living heck). Note to self- remember to leave the kids at home next time.....j/k.