Watching Explosions in the Sky was a concert dream come true. I check my favorite bands' websites every season to see if they're touring through the area, and after over a decade of existence, Explosions finally came to the northeast! So when I knew about my early return to the U.S., I purchased my ticket for the Westcott Theater in Syracuse. I also convinced my neighbors, two brothers down the road, to join. Catching up with them made the hour and a half car ride fly by.
Each concert I've attended at the Westcott has concluded with a stop at Alto Cinco, right next door to the venue. I imagine their restaurant menu is as extensive as their take-out boards that feature bursting burritos, quesadillas, pizza, enchiladas, tacos, tostados, fish and other bar fare. I love that they have vegetarian and vegan options, which are no less substantial than the meat counterparts. Also nearby are pizzerias and a Greek restaurant, all open late for the usual college and concert crowds.
Saturday the 10th was spent under the sunny, clear skies of Rochester at Ellicott Park playing ultimate frisbee. I registered for the TJ Weber Memorial Hat Tournament through the regional ultimate league, giving me the opportunity to play with students and adults for the day, while fund raising for disease research. There were some amateur professional players, but everyone still had that friendly, crazy spirit that guides ultimate. My handling skills (passing the frisbee) aren't that secured and controlled, but I made a fair contributions with cuts, even scoring a few points!
I also had the opportunity to purchase not one, but two new pairs of glasses!
And our cat, Samantha, stealing the scene. She's been pining for much more attention her mother passed away this winter.
Listening: the NPR Tiny Desk concert of 17-piece(!) chamber orchestra, Motherfalcon.