the highlight of my week.

29 Apr

…was definitely seeing Bruce Springsteen in concert on Friday night at the Los Angeles Sports Arena! My parents are HUGE fans of “The Boss.” I remember my brother and I once found an old page of my mom’s calendar from some year in the 70s, and one particular day was highlighted in multiple colors because she was going to a Bruce concert that night. My parents have EACH seen him over 20 times. (And they say I have an obsessive personality…) I have listened to Bruce over the years and definitely have some favorite songs, and after years of hearing how epic he is as a performer I was excited to see him live.

So when they compulsively tickets to Bruce’s shows (yes, plural) in Los Angeles, I had no choice but to take a ticket off their hand. They went on Thursday night with two other couples, and I joined them on Friday (with my friend Aviva). We met up with my parents after studying for most of the day, and grabbed dinner close to USC at The Lab. I enjoyed a Lab IPA or two and their Greek Garden Burger which was pretty good.

you know you're in a college town when this acceptable.

greek garden burger.

This place was SUPER crowded – mostly due to the concert, but also due to the fact that it was the last day of school for USC undergrads. This made me instantly nostalgic for college (read: college bars) – I can’t believe I almost graduated two years ago! Nuts. [Just to be clear, I went to Cal, not U$C. Go Bears].

After dinner, we walked over to the venue. (Typing this word in a non-Civ Pro context is baffling. FML). Since my parents are Bruce-fiends they knew the 7:30 show wouldn’t start until 8:15 or so so we had plenty of time. He ended up coming on around 8:30 and played for a full three hours.

I didn’t recognize all of the songs, but he played some tried-and-true classics: Badlands, Dancing in the Dark, and my very favorite: Born To Run (are you surprised?). I liked his “My City of Ruins” which I remembered from the post-9/11 benefit concert, and enjoyed his newer song “Rocky Ground.” Tom Morello from Rage Against the Machine made two appearances on two different songs which was pretty awesome as well. The enthusiasm and energy at the show was infectious, and the sheer size of the E Street Band was impressive.

Bruce also interacts with the audience a lot which was cool – we were seated behind the stage and I didn’t feel like we missed out at all. He also brought an adorable 4-year-old girl on stage with him and she sang a few bars of a song with him.

baby we were born to run.

It was a great concert (much, much better than the last show I saw at the LA Sports Arena…Fall Out Boy and The All-American Rejects in 2006). Embarrassing.

Other things I’ve been up to this week?

Well, I finished my first year of law school classes! It’s hard to believe, especially since finals are still ahead of me, but it really did fly by. Now I am in finals “lock-down” mode. My first one in Civil Procedure, next Friday. I’ve been memorizing my outline, taking some practice tests, and making jokes about 12(b)(6) motions, embracing §1332, and permissive intervention whenever possible. But seriously. Right now, things like this are beyond funny:

Glad to see Berkeley Law (the law school formally known as Boalt) is representing. You stay hyphy, B-Town.

Before I head back to study-mode, here are my workouts from this last week:

  • Monday: AM: 5.2 mile run PM: First workout of NROLFW 2A. I was DEFINITELY sore on Tuesday.
  • Tuesday: OFF
  • Wednesday: Spin
  • Thursday: AM: 3.2 mile run, PM: Yoga with Lori Steele 
  • Friday: NROLFW 2B (with 14 min. treadmill interval workout)
  • Saturday: 8.5 Mile Run (felt great! went in the evening and only mild knee pain the last mile during a steep downhill).
  • Sunday: Spin
I dragged my friend Amber to yoga with me – she liked the class, and it was nice to have someone to laugh with during the harder poses.

yes, the yoga studio is inside of a fred segal.

I’m happy that I got a few runs in this week and was able to go longer than I have in awhile. I’m hoping to run 13.1 in a few weeks – just trying to ease the knee/IT band back into running.

Have a great week, everyone!

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  1. 2012 remixed. « That's G - December 31, 2012

    […] April was a pretty intense school month – I had a lot of assignments due and geared up for finals. I had a beach day with my law school bests, went to a couple of comedy shows, had an oral argument, and lived vicariously through my parents’ trip to Vegas. I also did the She Runs LA 10k, tried Pure Barre, and did  The Color Run with my friend Riley. At the end of the month I went to a  Bruce Springsteen concert! […]

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