Tennis at Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater

“Tennis” Austin, 2021

Tonight I saw a band I really like play a show at Stubb’s. Tennis was awesome! They sounded great, with Alaina Moore singing perfectly and her husband Patrick Riley’s guitar work excellent.

The setlist was really good, and I got to hear most of my favorite songs. They pretty much spread out the setlist over their entire discography, which I prefer over setlists that just focus on the latest album.

Here’s one of the “oldies” from 2013 that they played:

Stubb’s Waller Creek Amphitheater is a cool place to hear live music. It’s outdoors so if the weather is nice, it makes for a great time. Tonight happened to be clear and in the low 70s so it was perfect. One bad thing about Stubb’s is that people tend to talk a lot during the show, so if you want to just hear the music, you should move close to the front. Otherwise all the talking can get really annoying. I moved around a few times just to get away from loud conversations.

Photo info: Apple iPhone 12 mini, 4.2mm, f/1.6, 1/7 sec, ISO800
“Stubb’s” Austin, 2021

This was the first concert I’ve been to since the pandemic started. The band required negative COVID tests or proof of vaccination, and the staff was indeed checking everyone at the gate. However, I still wore a mask the entire time. (I was one of only a handful people masked up)

I was a little nervous going to the show because of COVID, but I’m really glad I did. It was a lot of fun and I even came home with a new t-shirt. 😄

Evening Tennis

Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/4, 1/60 sec, ISO320
“Ready to Play” Cedar Park, 2019

こんばんは。How’s it going?

This evening, Koa and I played tennis for an hour or so at the high school courts. Koa has just started playing tennis with his friends, who are pretty good, so we decided to go out together and hit a few balls and get some practice in. I haven’t played in several years, but it was really fun to play again (even though I am not good at all).

I’m noticing that the right side of my back is a little sore which is the same thing I experienced when I played several years ago after a long layoff from tennis. I had expected to be more sore than I am, but I guess the real test is how I feel tomorrow. Crossing my fingers that I will be able to get out of bed! 😆

Photo info: SONY NEX-6, 16mm, f/4.5, 1/80 sec, ISO100
“Tennis Blue Hour” Cedar Park, 2019

I hope you had a nice day!