Friday, November 11, 2011

Things that I love

There are only a limited quantity of things that I truly love in this life.

Here are most of them:

1- Things that are free
 Free concert in SF...really doesn't get much better than that.

2- Winning
 Trivia night at a local pub...needless to say, we won.

3- Making Arts
Major League Facial Hair

3- Quality people watching
Hipster scene in SF is always amazing...and it's even better when you have people to share it with.

4- Good music
 Sick band called Seatraffic I saw fo' free in SF. I could do this every day.

5- Good food
This is Sol Puerto Rican food I have had. Also, my favorite restaurant in California.

6- Grand friends 
 Off the Grid in taco truck food ever.

7- Awesome Family
All the boys. They are my best friends.
 And people say we look alike...
 The whole crew. The Zollinger clan. The cool kids. 
To my female readers: On a side note, I will be the only single adult in my family in a few short months...I'd prefer it not to stay that way for too long. catch my drift, eh?

For all of you that fall under one of these categories, thanks for being in my life. I love you.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Dance the night away

I like to dance. Sometimes.

And during those times I especially like it when it is at real "classy" clubs, pubs,and bars in the greater Bay area. Cause then not only is the dancing fun, but the people watching is amazing and I get to have a good time laughing and heckling my fellow dancers.
For instance, about two weeks ago I went dancing with some friends in Palo Alto at a real nice club and, as is evidenced in the photo, I had a great time making a fool of myself and watching others do the same.

You might wonder why I like to dance since it's no secret that I am a tall and uncoordinated white man and therefore genetically terrible at dancing. In fact, it's hard to really classify what I do as dancing. It's more like random movements of my body that sometimes end up being in synch with the beat of the music, but it's the best I can do and I enjoy it. And that is what really matters.

With that said, I really wish that I could dance

I really wish I could somehow learn to dance like this.

Or this.

Or this.

Or even this.

Really I just wish I was coordinated in some way, shape, or form...maybe in the next life, eh?

Friday, November 4, 2011

Phantogram Dreams

As many of you might know I really like the band Phantogram and I might have a slight crush on Sarah Barthel.

Since March of this year I have been attempting to see them in concert, but I would always hear about their shows in SF as soon as they sold out and the only way to get tickets was via Craiglist for about $50 a pop...a price I couldn't justify even to catch a glimpse of Sarah.

With that said, on Wednesday night I had the blessed opportunity to see Phantogram perform in the flesh. It was a beautiful experience and honestly one of the best concerts I have ever been to in my life. It reaffirmed my love for the band and for Sarah.

It's hard to explain exactly why the concert was so great. The music was amazing, it was loud, it was the thumping, the songs were powerful, and Sarah's voice was angelic. Add that to the amazing visual aspects, Sarah dancing and whipping her hair around, the fog, the lasers, and the light show and you've got something that borders on heavenly. Add to that a fair dosage of weed (second hand of course) and it really was magical. I know that my words can't do it justice, so here are a couple of videos I took from the concert so you can get a better feel for what I'm talking about.

Phantogram 2 from Brett Zollinger on Vimeo.

Oh ya, and Sarah Barthel is even more beautiful in real life than in photos...I am truly smitten.

Here are some sick photos I snapped for your viewing pleasure as well.