Because of my bad behavior on Thursday night Friday morning was a complete bust. I woke up with a headache and dead tired. Things were so bad that instead of going to the German breakfast I was anticipating attending, I went back to sleep in order to feel better. Ninety minutes later I was forced to spring out of bed and throw all of the shit I needed for LEAF into the M6 and get on the road. I had enough time to stop at an annoying McDonalds drive-through before shooting my way up to Black Mountain, North Carolina.
A Few Days Away, No Pictures To Prove It Happened
I met up with the Raleigh Royalty at LEAF and there we spent the weekend walking around, hearing music, and eating — not necessarily in that order. With Los Lobos as the Saturday night headliner I actually stayed up late on Saturday night to see them perform; this has been on my “bucket list” since not getting to see them perform at a small club in St Petersburg, Florida in the early 1980s.
Thirty-something years later the band is still in good form, though I was neither surprised nor overly-disappointed to know that they wouldn’t be playing most of the first album with which I have listened to constantly since the 1980s. Fair enough. What probably did surprise many, myself included, was that they did not play “La Bamba” their famous cover of the Richie Valens song.
I returned home last night after a slow drive home to watch the Falcons flounder again.
In Other Sporting News
Being at LEAF spared me watching my adopted Bundesliga soccer team Werder Bremen play a 0-0 draw with the only team worse than they are this season — FC Köln.
I’ve silently quit Fantasty Football. My team lost to a team that had three positions filled by players on a BYE week. Ugh.
Today is going to be a busy one for me. I have tons of German homework to do, a lot of catching up at “XYZ Corp”, and I have to figure out how to get some exercise today.
Hope yours was a good weekend.