Night at the Symphony

So last night I went to the Seattle Symphony: Rachmaninoff, Piano Concerto No. 3. We were all somewhat concerned about the World Premiere piece, Black Swan, but it turned out quite nice. The second piece required what appear to be super human dexterity on the piano, but often then more complicated playing didn’t seem to be the best parts of the piece for me, it was however impressive to watch. I found that the late hour and the Beethoven conspired to try to put me to sleep. I definitely closed my eyes but I don’t think I actually feel asleep. The violist who shared a music sheet with first violist of the right group had a direct line of site to my seat and appeared to be staring at me the entire time. Of course he was just following his music, but it was motivating for trying to stay awake. There was another violin player who had an amazingly long beard which appears to not be very common. Another Asian violin player appeared to be seizuring, but I guess he was just really into it.

We had dinner before the concert and desert afterwards at  Earth and Ocean. I had the Hanger Steak with some blue cheese, but probably would have done juts fine with a salad. My steak came with four types of imported salts. It was very tasty. I also had some seven hills wine shared with Mark and Hillary. This was the first time I can remember doing Earth and Ocean for a main meal that wasn’t 25 for 25. For desert I had trouble choosing between an apple dish, the petit fours and the sherbets. In the end I went for the sherbets but they were not as wild as they used to be; chocolate and peanut butter, mixed berry and a third I can’t remember.

Unfortunately since I was at the Symphony I missed Ben’s Birthday party which is where Pam and Simeon spent the evening. Earlier in the day I had brunch with Mike at the Brown Bag Cafe. All and all, way too much food during on Saturday.