Monday, July 18, 2005

Ladysmith Black Mambazo

Saw Ladysmith Black Mambazo at Stern Grove yesterday. They were ace. Stern Grove is a free summer festival that's been running for 65 years. The woman sitting next us had been going for the last 50.

It was really crowded, we got there before 11am and still had trouble finding a decent spot. Concert started at 2pm. It was cold - the famous San Francisco fog stayed rolled in all day, despite the fact it was sunny and hot when I left Berkeley. Luckily a friend of a friend turned up with a spare sleeping bag (as you do) which he lent me.

There were 8 of us on our little blanket, 4 of which were being sensible and quiet, and 4 of which were drinking wine and talking a bit too loudly and waving pink flamingoes around. I'll leave you to guess which group I was in.