Despite the unfortunate baseball results, it was a pretty dern good weekend in Cambridge. The weather was close to ideal, between 65 and 85 and sunny all weekend (and right now, incidentally). And the only bright side to the unfortunate baseball results was that everyone else in the city seemed to be in a good mood, lending to a nice vibe all around.
Friday night brought some birthday partying at Lucky's for birthday girl KO and friends.
Saturday brought afternoon baseball in the pub with a friend and then a pleasant surprise of a total ripping kick ass local rock show at the Plough and Stars, featuring The Konks and Mr. Airplaneman. I had never seen either but was starting to get the sense that this was not your average Plough roots rock band night as the place got more and more crowded. The Konks were good, but Mr. Airplaneman were great. Girl on drums + girl on guitar = Mr. Airplaneman.
And Sunday, I watched Real Madrid beat Valencia 2 - 1 and then saw two local hero celebrities within 30 minutes of eachother in Harvard Square:
Bill Belichick and Barney Frank. Bill popped into the Chicago One Pizzeria Uno Whatever They Call It with his family and was checking out all the old photos of local sports heroes on the walls (probably trying to figure out which one his picture would be replacing). Barney Frank was crossing the street, waving to some guy in a pick-up truck who had yelled "Hey Bahney!"