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November 30, 2005

Pictures. *whew*

I think I overdid it. I'm going to go rock climb now, before I get stuck to this chair and the keyboard...

Daniel and Erick's birthday at Cheesecake, then miniature golf.
Mt. San Jacinto with Bill and Aaron.
Dinner with Jianhui and Kean in Koreatown.
Thomas and Umi's birthday.
Depeche Mode and Thanksgiving pictures-- well, mostly Thanksgiving...
Joycelyn's birthday at Fred 62 and The Derby.

Mmmm, Depeche Mode...

Depeche Mode is sorely lacking in pictures. We had excellent seats at Staples night 1, but unless you're on the floor or on one of the side view seats near the stage, getting decent pictures sucks. So we didn't try. :-/

The set looked like the bridge of an alien spaceship. A large silver ball with scrolling displays for words, "pain", "anger", "love" and other words in LEDs on it, multiple projectors for the background video at crazy angles, and a very short little catwalk into the floor. The video projector arrangement looked like a broken cross to Thomas' eyes, or maybe something else.

approximate setlist...

A Pain That I'm Used To
John The Revelator
A Question Of Time (Martin played the riff on guitar)
Policy Of Truth
Precious
Walking In My Shoes
Suffer Well
Damaged People
Home (version with piano, a bit jazzy)
I Want It All
The Sinner In Me
I Feel You
Behind The Wheel
World In My Eyes
Personal Jesus
Enjoy The Silence

Sombody
Just Can't Get Enough
Everything Counts

Never Let Me Down Again
Goodnight Lovers

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November 28, 2005

Did someone say U2?

Insanity has its benefits... aka, pictures for the rest of the sane people to look at. Hmmm, still lots more to post...

Saturday and Sunday - Vegas 2
Tuesday - Oakland 1

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Too much turkey for Thanksgiving?

Good times... many good times... and encounters with too much turkey this weekend. 18lb and 21lb birds, respectively. The latter, stuffed with a ridiculous amount of super tasty stuffing...

I'm looking at all of the pictures sitting on my harddisk-- and I think I just need to spend a few days at home relaxing and working on editing galleries instead of going out!

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November 25, 2005

Black Friday sales

Got back after a successful trip. In and out the door of Fry's in just over 30 minutes, got everything we had planned to get. =D

Details later, gotta find some sleep after this all-nighter...

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November 22, 2005

U2 video!

U2 - Las Vegas 2 videos.
U2 - Oakland 1 videos.

I have a handful of pictures to post, too, but not very many...

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The lost pictures from October...

Stoney Point climbing pictures.

Plus a few November galleries-- with more to come.
Moving take 3, and Taste of Lexus in Orange County. There's more coming, I just need to make the time to stitch together the panoramics!

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November 09, 2005

Vertigo comes to an end

At least for my fellow crazies and myself.

Pictures for the last two shows are still being uploaded. Having spent my first two shows of the tour largely behind the camera lens, I opted to let my friends shoot the pictures. Pearl should have some amazing ones coming up from Oakland 2... as soon as we recover from two U2 concerts in four days.

My local contingent of crazies woke up at 5am this morning for our return flight so we could go to work, and it's past 11pm now. I think we've subsisted for the last four days on endorphins and the sounds of City of Blinding Lights and Sunday Bloody Sunday in our heads.

April 1, 2005: Anaheim 1
April 6, 2005: Los Angeles 2
November 5, 2005: Las Vegas 2 (Pearl's pictures)
November 8, 2005: Oakland 2

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November 07, 2005

Blargh...

Cursed Bruins... **sigh**

At least U2 was unbelievably fantastic.

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