Saturday, December 15, 2012

Podcast - notmovingpictures Episode 12: The Road To Rush part 1

On November 12th Tommy and I (and his son Chris) took a road trip to San Antonio, Tx to see Rush in Concert. Our goal as we get older is to see them play someplace we've never been before, not only do we get to see a great concert but we also get to explore  a new city. San Antonio was great. One of our rules is that we don't eat anyplace that exists back home, local or regional joints only. To that end the Enchilada's Campesino at Fogotas and the Bison Burger at The Cove stand out for me. Claudia (our waitress at Fogotas) was very helpful and Jessica (a customer) was so nice and helpful we elected her as the Mayor of San Antonio.

We were able to see the Riverwalk, The Alamo and a few other things and honestly another day probably would have been beneficial. One interesting thing that we saw as we were driving was about 40 mariachis practicing in a courtyard for a hotel. Before we could get a picture the light turned green and the opportunity was missed. Okay, also because my camera was put away and Tommy somehow is unable to work his in a timely manner. The concert itself was amazing of course. Rush put on a great show, focusing on music from their latest album Clockwork Angels and a few albums after Grace Under Pressure. They also had a string section play for half of the show and we heard not one, not two but two and a half drum solos from Mr Neil Peart.

On the way back we stopped in Austin for lunch and saw an unusual sight. Apparently the white version of Blade lives there. A guy with a long black overcoat and shades was walking down the street with a katana strapped to his back. I have heard that Austin attracts a lot of unusual people. Anyway, after a long drive of about nine hours we made it back home safe and sound but very tired. Hopefully next week I'll be able to get part 2 of the podcast out. Until then.......... 

Written and Published by Don Leach. May not be used without permission from the author.

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