In Davies Symphony Hall, Row W, seat 6. We saw Tony Benett there last Sunday night. You know, he’s amazing. When we came in and sat down, I immediately thought, “Where’s the bar stool?” Because, you know, he’s 82 and he’ll need to sit a bit. Wrong. He was on his feet and moving around and doing cute little dances for over an hour. He didn’t even have a bottle of water on stage. I love the standards and he sang them beautifully. He got several standing ovations, the longest one (aside from the end) was after I Left My Heart in San Francisco. San Francisco loves Tony Bennett and it’s clear that he loves San Francisco. He looks great and sounds amazing for 82. We had a good time – it was romantic to sit and hold hands and listen to love songs sung by the best.
I said a few years ago that if he ever came to the City again, I didn’t want to miss him. So, he came and we saw him and it was great.
Husband got us a night at a nearby hotel – it’s not that fun to drive home late from SF to SJ.
Note to Gavin Newsom: The homeless in the City are really aggressive and the sidewalks need scrubbing. We were accosted by 2 guys who literally told us they wanted/needed more money than we gave them! I want to love the City but that’s only possible in parts of it. Van Ness and Geary isn’t one of those parts. I’ll stick to the Ferry Bldg, Union Square and the Wharf from now on. And the museums.