Dave Matthews Band
Whenever I listen to live music I feel more like myself. Concerts have a way of making one present in that moment in time, where there's no where else you would rather be at that given moment.
Since 2010 I've been to over 20 Dave Matthews Band shows. In college we would make the annual pilgrimage from Missoula to the Gorge Amphitheater in Washington for "Labor Dave Weekend". Over labor day Dave would headline 3 shows back to back. We would camp at the venue, and spend the weekend partying with new and old friends, watch fire dancers, and try to guess the setlist for the coming night.
While I haven't been to the Gorge in years, every time Dave Matthews Band comes around I make sure I get tickets and see him perform. And I sing along to every song at the top of my lungs (apologies to everyone sitting around me at these concerts, I can't help it.) So the beginning of November got kicked off with a DMB show that had me feeling like myself again.
My wife and I were lucky enough to receive an invite to a Friendsgiving weekend at a cabin. The company was wonderful, the food was delicious and we got to play board games which ranks up there as the best ways of passing time. The nights were cold, but we had a massive fire to keep us warm.
The following weekend we spent thanksgiving with my family in Missoula this year. I'm grateful for the time I got to spend with my wife, my brother, my parents, and my grandparents. To me Thanksgiving means football games on the TV, board games in the kitchen, and late night left-over turkey sandwiches. We did it all again this year and I wouldn't have it any other way.
On a whirlwind of a turnaround, I boarded a plane for Las Vegas a few hours after driving back to Salt Lake from Montana. The rest of the week was spent in session after session learning how serverless is taking over the world. This was my third time at re:Invent, and as with the previous years I come back home motivated, astounded at the brilliance of other technologists and ready for a nap.
We are heading into December, and at this point I'm not sure how long these recaps will continue. But I promised myself I'd post one each month through the end of the year and I plan to stick to that schedule. So for now, thank you for taking the time to read these recaps, I'll see you in a month!