Wednesday, June 29, 2005

Brief weekend honeymoon and pride

Last weekend was spent in San Francisco. The kids were with other relatives. E and I drove up after work on Friday. We stayed at a friend’s house in the Castro. Four of us went out and had a terrific small plate dinner at Bambuddha Lounge in the Civic Center area. Afterwards, we walked over to the Opera House to see “Così fan tutte” by Mozart. It was “Out at the Opera Night” which meant free champagne at intermission for all the gays out on the balcony. It was a fun opera.
After a day of shopping and walking around the Castro, we went to see the San Francisco Symphony on Saturday evening. They were doing a semi-staged concert version of Gershwin’s “Of Thee I Sing” and “Let ’Em Eat Cake”. Although some parts of the shows were dated (US political satire of the 1930’s), much of it was amazingly relevant to today’s politics.
Sunday morning we marched in the Gay Pride Parade. See previous entry about how to get thrown out of a gay parade.

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