Jen invited a bunch of people to go see her brother-in-law, Trace Bundy, perform at the Triple Door last night. I finally decided to go see him after Jen explained that he was an engineer ((He also went to CU Boulder too!)) and that I would absolutely love him ((those weren’t her exact words, but you get the idea)).
The show was amazing. Trace’s fingering is exciting to watch, even for someone who can’t play a single chord.
Seeing Trace Bundy perform songs such as “Adapt” and “Dueling Ninjas” live is to experience a swift musical kick to the head. The listener will often leave the show confused, not being able to comprehend how one man can do that with just a guitar.
One of the great things about going to the Colorado School of Mines is that we get $5 tickets to the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Which, if I can manage to get a good seat, is a 93% discount. CSO posted their 08/09 schedule over the summer and I took a gander at. One concert immediately caught my attention: Trek: The Concert. I put it on my schedule at least four months ago and this last weekend the moment finally came!
I headed down to the Denver Performing Arts Complex and met Smiley and his girlfriend there. We got front row seats and proceeded to enjoy the music of Alexander Courage, Jerry Goldsmith, James Horner, Leonard Rosenman, Cliff Eidelman, and Dennis McCarthy.
Between each piece, John de Lancie (Q) and Marina SirtisRobert Picardo (The Doctor) delivered comedic anecdotes about Star Trek and lore thereof.
I hung around for a while afterward, hoping to catch a glimpse and maybe even a photograph or autograph of de Lancie or Picardo. However, surmise they took the back exit.
I did manage to get my picture taken with some Klingons though!