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the steve poltz that almost was

The venting is over and I can reflect in a calm manner now.

A few weeks ago, prior to my birthday, Tonya asked me to pick a concert I wanted to go to … as a birthday present. So, I surfed the net and found out that Steve Poltz would be playing at the Casbah. Steve is a local guy who used to be The Rugburns and has written a couple of songs for Jewel. The concert was this past Saturday night.

The show was supposed to start at 8:30 but ended up getting underway around 9:15. I also didn’t realize there would be two opening acts. Each act played for at least an hour — normally not a big deal. But (and this would be the proverbial big but), we had our girls with a babysitter and had told her we would be home around 11:00. Not to mention that the next day was a “work” day for me.

At 11:00 I made the decision to call it a night and we left without hearing Steve Poltz play. TOTAL BUMMER. I was bummed all the way home. I had been so looking forward to hearing him live (he’s on my iPod).

But that’s how life goes sometimes.

On the plus side, we had a great dinner at the Crest Cafe on Robinson Avenue in Hillcrest. I highly recommend the Butter Burger. That’s all I’m going to say.