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Las Vegas for Valentine’s

We just got back from a nice 5-day Valentine’s vacation in  Las Vegas.

Mostly, we kicked back and enjoyed the down time. We stayed with Marielena and Jorge (MC’s sister and husband) who lives in Vegas.  We enjoyed a few nights out having dinner, visited with her brother Luis who also lives in Vegas.

For entertainment,  we went to a Bobby Caldwell concert;  got to enjoy the Cirque Du Soleil “MYSTERE” show at Treasure Island and did a bit of shopping.

One more day of vacation left and then its back to the daily grind at work.

 

Posted by on February 17, 2014 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Luis Miguel Concert

This was our second time seeing Luis Miguel in concert. The show was suppose to start at 8:00. Finally, just before 9:00 he decided to kick things off. Seems that he is almost an hour late for many of his own shows according to some reviews. Ours was no different. As well, he closed down a bit early too. Instead of 2-hours, we got about 90 minutes of entertainment. I somewhat felt cheated. Especially since we bought the box seats for six.

I have to admit, he sings very well and kept the crowd moving and singing right along. We heard a few songs from many years ago to some of his newer tunes. At a little more than half way through the concert, he brought out a full Mariachi band and dance team. The crowd (mostly hispanics) really got into it.

We took Joaquin with us. This was his first major concert and although he’s not a Luis Miguel fan, I did see him tapping his toes a few times.

Overall, it was a great evening. I think the best part was when MC was singing his songs to me (in spanish no less).

 

Posted by on September 10, 2011 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Sade – LIVE in San Diego, CA

What a treat to hear and see Sade live right here in San Diego at the Cricket Wireless amphitheatre (which happens to be just a quick 20-minute drive from our house).  Sade, a British-Nigerian singer, together with the opening R&B star John Legend, pulled off a perfect evening. MC, with her magical know-how purchased fantastic box seats where we were able to sit very comfortible around a nice sized private table area with a great up-close view of the stage. Oh — and it included VIP parking just steps away from the entrance and dinner too!

I absolutely love to listen to her music. She sung many of my fav’s including;    – Soldier Of Love  – Your Love Is King  – Kiss Of Life  – Smooth Operator  – Jezebel  – Is It A Crime?  – Nothing Can Come Between Us  – The Sweetest Taboo  – No Ordinary Love  – By Your Side.

Besides the awesome music, she had some stunning visuals that covered the entire back-drop of the stage.  I don’t think I have been to a better concert.

 

Posted by on August 26, 2011 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Basia – Anthology San Diego

Great dinner and concert at Anthology here in San Diego.  Basia is a Polish singer-songwriter known for several Latin-flavoured jazz-pop crossover hits like ”Crusing For Bruising,” “Promises,” “Time & Tide,” “Drunk On Love” and “New Day For You.” Originally, our tickets were for the upper level.  Due to them over selling and a shortage of seats, we ended up on the first floor with fantistic seats.  Here’s a few YouTube video links of her music; Time & Tide: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xN1mfwY7gsQ New Day for You: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9T5GKHqU35Y

 

Posted by on November 12, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Armando Manzanero & Francisco Cespedes

Another fine concert.  This one was in Ensenada’s wine country at L.A. Cetto winery in Valle de Guadalupe. Armando Manzanero and Francisco Cespedes are two classics for anyone who grew up in Mexico.  The venue was outstanding, the food wasn’t too expensive and their wine was very good.  Being the gringo that I am, I didn’t understand a single word of  spanish but the crowd was shake’n and everyone had a great time.

 

Posted by on August 27, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Paco Renteria – TJ

08/20/2010 – Paco Renteria Concert What a treat to see and hear Paco Renteria live.  MC’s mom had shown me a few music videos months back.  I had never heard of him until then. I was excited to find out he was going to be in T.J. at the cultural center. Our seats were about the 10th row and straight on to center stage. If you haven’t heard his music, try this YouTube link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_yfefGm1iTo

 

Posted by on August 20, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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Tony Robbins’s Unleash the Power

07/29/2010: Tony Robbins’s Unleash the Power MC, Joaquin and I just finished a 4-day packed event with Tony Robbins and his ‘Unleash the Power’ seminar in Long Beach. Talk about getting pumped up. It’s amazing that he can keep a crowd of 3,000 going strong for 12-14 hours at a time. We totally enjoyed the event and would recommend it to anyone. Both Joaquin and MC did the fire walk. I elected not to sear my toes together. Something just doesn’t seem right when asked to go barefoot and walk across 2000 degrees of glowing hot coals.

 

Posted by on July 29, 2010 in Mike's Daily Ramblings

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