Category Archives: Concerts

Concerts & Festivals I attended in 2014

I attended these concerts:
* San Francisco Symphony with Brian
* Sila at The Chapel in San Francisco
* Phil Lesh and Friends at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael
* Santana at Shoreline in Mountain View
* Paul McCartney at Candlestick Park in San Francisco
* Papa Do Run Run at Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk
* George Clinton at Moe’s Alley in Santa Cruz
* Elvin Bishop at the Marin County Fair
* Joan Jette and the Blackhearts at Marin County Fair
* Moonalice at Union Square in San Francisco
* Jackie Greene at The Fillmore in San Francisco & The Fox Theater in Oakland
* Michael Franti at the Mystic Theater in Petaluma
* Experience Hendrix tribute to Jimi Hendrix in Santa Cruz
* Wild Child, The Doors Tribute band at Sweetwater in Mill Valley
* Flock of Seagirls at Hayward Zucchini Festival & Pine Street Bar
* Johnny Mathis Christmas Show in Cupertino

I attended these festivals:
* Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis
* Himalayan Festival in Berkeley
* Carnaval in San Francisco
* Rejuvenation Festival in Santa Cruz
* Redwood Mountain Fair at Roaring Camp
* San Mateo county fair
* Fairfax Festival and Ecofair and saw Joan Baez sing and dance
* Alameda street fair
* Pride Celebration in San Francisco
* July 4th Celebration at Berkeley Marina
* Jerry Garcia Day at McClaren Park in San Francisco
* Pride Celebration in Oakland
* Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival in Golden Gate Park in San Francisco
* Burning Man Decompression Party in San Francisco
* Pumpkin Festival in Half Moon Bay
* Grateful Dead Tribute Festival in Berkeley
* Day of the Dead in San Francisco


Joe Bonamassa

On Friday, December 4th, I went to the Joe Bonamassa concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland.  Joe is my new guitar hero.

Joe plays blues and rock n roll since he was 4 years old.  He started playing with BB King when he was 12.

IMG_0917My seat was in the balcony.  I forgot to bring my camera so I didn’t get very good pictures with my iPhone.

Lila Downs Concert

On September 15, Primo and I went to see our favorite latin singer Lila Downs at Yerba Buena Gardens.   I bought 4 copies of her new Pecados y Milagros DVD/CD to give away as presents.
DSC05509DSC05521DSC05523From behind the stage the entire park was full of her fans.
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Primo took this photo of me.
Primo dancing.


The Party Never Ends

Primo and I went to “The Party Never Ends” on August 15th to celebrate the life of Keith Jackson.  Keith invited all his friends and family t0 Phil Lesh’s restaurant and dance hall at Terrapin Crossroads in San Rafael.  Here is the poster that lists the names of the musicians that played:

Keith’s friend painted these pictures of Keith:

There were over 30 great musicians that played at the concert honoring Keith Jackson at his living wake.  Keith has been diagnosed with terminal cancer.  The Living Wake band played Grateful Dead, Bob Dylan and some original music.  It was an  amazing show.  Keith gave Primo and I a big hug.  I talked with some folks I use to work with at Berkeley Lab.

Keith Jackson and Jimmie Brighton singing together:


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Brian Tierney playing drums:

Some of the living wake band:

Video’s I took of the living wake band: – “Goin Down the Road Feeling Bad” song made famous by the Grateful Dead – “Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright” song written by Bob Dylan