The Universe has a sense of humor.
Back then, back there in Foster City, all was calm and peace. And I have photographs of a placid lake to prove it, too.
There was this thing on Friday evenings, just across that self-same lake—concerts, music concerts, rock concerts in fact. Well, they weren't always rock concerts. But often enough.
The folk of Foster City would gather, under the unremittingly blue sky that is Californian, and enjoy the entertainment en plein aire, as they say.
And we few...on the other side of the lake (did you know that sound travels oh so very well over water?) had a Friday evening that was inescapably entertained—whether we liked it or not.
It was a ripple in an otherwise peaceful existence there by the Bay of San Francisco. But a ripple that returned each and every Friday during the Summer months.
Aloft now in our, if not ivory at least a nice off-white shade, tower we comforted ourselves that this was one aspect in which present accommodations improved upon prior.
Did you know that Rockfest 2013 is held in Kansas City, MO? In fact it's not just 2013. It's a yearly event.
And it's held less than a mile from the above mentioned off-white tower.
And they started practicing on Friday evening.