Sunday, March 22, 2015

Paul Van Dyke

Yesterday my friend Jeremy and I went to see Paul Van Dyke play at "The Stage" which is the nightclub inside the Santa Anna Star casino, in Bernalillo. It was a fun show, and I'm happy I was able to spend time with my friend Jeremy.

It has been a few years since I went to listen to a DJ play. Despite riding my bike between about 40-70 miles a week, my legs were extremely tired after standing, and dancing, from 9:30 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. The liquid anesthetic (beer) I took helped, but wore off after a while, and I was completely exhausted by the end of the show.

Someone did make it rain, which means they threw a large number of dollar bills into the air, and then they rain down for people to grab. During this cash thunderstorm, I was able to catch four one-dollar bills, and avoid being trampled, or trampling anyone else. It has always been one of my life goals to be caught in a cash rainstorm, but I was somewhat disappointed. The rain-er probably threw $300 to the rain-iees, but the downpour only lasted a few seconds. I realize that for my vision of rain to come to pass, about $4,000 in one dollar bills would need to be dropped from a significant height. This is not something I see myself doing.

Another fun thing was speaking Russian with a drunk guy. His friend was telling me he was from the Czeck Republic, and I asked "You don't happen to speak Russian, do you?" and he replied "no", but his friend interjected "I do." So, then we started talking in Russian. I am always surprised by where I find Russians in New Mexico.

Overall, I'm happy I went to the show with my friend Jeremy.