Though I'm busier than ever this semester -- our last to 'run' the school (not to mention try to find, you know, a job) -- one of my priorities this fall was to go to more live shows. I went to a grand total of ONE all last year...pathetic given the abundance of amazing acts, both large and small, that come through the Bay Area -- and the Greek Theatre in particular, which a mere stone's throw from Haas.
The Greek is a super cool venue -- an outdoor ampitheater nestled in the tree-lined Berkeley hills that, despite its size, somehow manages to retain the all-important quality of real intimacy between artists and audience.
I've already checked out 4 shows since this summer at the Greek (this pic is of a bunch of us second-years at one of three Dave Matthews Band shows in early September...I'm the guy in the hat; can you tell I'm having fun by the width and toothiness of my smile?! :)).
Since the fall months are so temperate here, there are several shows still coming up. I can't wait.
And by the way - me and my classmates will finally get OUR chance to rock the Greek in May as newly-minted Haas MBA grads. Check out this video for my favorite Haas graduation in recent history. Fast forward to about 30 seconds in...Pretty cool, huh?!