.: I’m finishing a trip that saw me fly to San Francisco on Saturday, 23 March 2008, and then to Victoria on Thursday, 27 March 2008. The trip to San Fran involved attending a couple of committee meetings at the Materials Research Society symposium, but also allowed me to see, for the first time ever, Bob Mould perform a heavy electric show with a full band. He played tunes from his solo records, from Sugar, and from Hüsker Dü. I loved every minute of it, totally worth it to stay an extra day to see one of my musical heroes.
This was the second time I made the trip to San Fran to participate in the MRS meeting, and after the event in 2007, I flew to Victoria to visit some old friends from Winnipeg who now live here. I’ve followed the same agenda this time, visiting one friend for two nights, and the other friends for the remaining two nights. I’ll be back in Edmonton tomorrow.