I had a great time last night going to a concert at slo brew. My good friend and co-worker the Spin Master recommended it. Here I was listening to this beautiful young woman who sings like magic. It felt good to let the stress of the day get out of my tense body through dancing and enjoying the sounds. Usually the crowd is really young and yesterday was no exception. I was struck by how society is changing over the years. I have always been sort of a "dancing fool," and attended a variety of venues to enjoy music and dancing. From past smoking bars where you can't see three feet in front of yourself to the current non-smoking, electronic times.
In the crowd last night, most folks had a cell phone or a camera, and all were snapping pictures of the artists, each other, the crowd, dancers, etc. I started to muse about what happens to all this photographs? With the advent of digital camera, we are even more focused on instant gratification. We can see the picture right away and get rid of it just as fast. So many folks also chat on the phone during the performance as they dance and talk to the friends they came to the event with. I can't hardly hear my phone, and marvel at how much stimulation we now need to feel alive. Not that I think negatively about this, but just how different things get through the years, and how interesting it is to observe. I always was a people watcher. Human behaviors certainly are fascinating.
Also I must add: Yeah for Canada! I knew we could do things right! It is now legal for same sex partners to marry in Canada. Makes the little maple leaf inside of me jump for joy!