I have completed my first week at work. It was all training this week but I think I will do pretty good there. The job is interesting at least and I just love the people there. Everyone is so nice that at times I am a little taken aback. I have already made a few friends and they are always willing to help me out since I am so new and am not yet familiar with the whole system.
On Saturday, a few of us went up to Ventura to see Gomez. Yup that is right after such a long time I finally got to see Gomez live for the first time. First off I have to give praise to the opening band. The Zutons were so good I went out and bought their cd the very next day (as did everyone else I went with I soon found out!). I usually do not get any kicks out of seeing opening bands, but I had heard good things about The Zutons and for the first time in a long time I was shocked at what I saw. They are this funky fresh new band that have the musical ability of some of the greats.
Now for the Gomez set. The first time I ever heard Gomez I fell in love. It was a rare case of love at first listen and this concert just made me understand why. What I saw was over two hours of pure genius in the music-making department. It was one of the greatest shows I have ever seen and they all looked so happy to be there. Their stage presence (especially Ian and Tom) makes everyone want to just BE THERE. I have no real words to describe the show, just warm good feelings inside when I think about it.