— 20 May – Die Antwoord @ The Portland Memorial Coliseum, Portland, OR. My brother and I bought tickets for this show almost a YEAR ago, because it was SUPPOSED to happen back in September of 2019, but the show was postponed…for EIGHT MONTHS! I haven’t ever seen Die Antwoord live, but I’m hoping the show is worth the wait!!!
— 22/23 May – Memorial Day trip to Skamania Lodge and Hood River, OR. Again, this is a bit of a photographic expedition, but it’s also a chance to lounge around the lodge, and then spend a day exploring Hood River. (There was a book shop / slash / art gallery there that I want to check out!)
— Mid to Late July – San Francisco trip. Mariah and I will be heading to “The City” to explore and connect! Mariah’s never been, and I was 13 or 14 last time I came through. We’re hoping to check out some art galleries, museums, and other fun stuff!
— 20 Aug. – Blondie @ Edgefield, Portland, OR. This should be fun!!!
— 6 Oct. – They Might Be Giants @ Crystal Ballroom, Portland, OR. One of our favorite bands, playing their album, Flood, in its entirety! (The 6th already sold out, but I think they’ve added a second performance to Portland. Worth checking!)
— 14 Feb. 2020 – Peewee’s Big Adventure with Paul Reubens @ Newmark Theatre, Portland, OR. A 35th anniversary screening of the film, with Reubens telling stories! Excited to watch! (This was a LOT of fun! Here’s a LINK to my write-up of the evening!)
— 20 Mar. 2020 – Kandy Jam in concert @ Say Ciao!, Vancouver, WA. We’ll be watching! [CANCELLED! Thanks to the pandemic…]
— 28/29 Mar. – Seaside Beach trip, Seaside, OR. We’re going primarily to take photographs. Staying the night in Seaside, but we’ll probably hit Canon Beach, as well… [CANCELLED! Thanks to us being afraid of the pandemic…]
— 29 Mar. – Food Booze Music and Flea Market @ Erebus, Kelso, WA. I’m not 100 percent sure that I got my name in early enough to get a table, but I hope so! Erebus is a metal/punk bar in Kelso, which is allowing a handful of folks to run booths for the night! I’m HOPING I’ll get a table!!! (Looking much less likely that I’ll be able to go to this, being that I’ll be at the beach!) [Not sure if this happened or not. I didn’t hear…]
—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Holy Fool)
SUPPORT INDEPENDENT FOLKS WHO ARE JUST MAKING STUFF BECAUSE THEY LOVE IT!!!