Another Milestone! - J.Wavro - Deborah Brown
What a Saturday night! My friend Terry turned the big 4-0 and you would have thought we were celebrating his 21st birthday.
The evening started out innocently enough with dinner at Happy Shabu Shabu on Fillmore Street in the Western Addition. But when 25 young adults order Shabu's all you can eat and drink special, well that spells Trouble!
Shabu Shabu is a special dish that you prepare by submerging vegetables in a pot of boiling water or broth and swishing the thinly sliced meat, seafood, and/or other ingredients back and forth. It's not the kind of dinner you want to take someone on a first date, I think most of my meal ended up all over the cooking table. No that had nothing to do with the bottomless sake we were consuming, its just a bit messy but tasty.
The atmosphere was perfect for a birthday celebration, even the owner of Shabu joined us. He broke out a secret stash of what I'll refer to as the Asian version of Absinthe. So glad I passed on that one!
I'm sure that they were happy to see us head off to The Fillmore to catch Ozomatli in concert. What a great band! Their music is a notorious urban-Latino-and-beyond collision of hip hop and salsa, dancehall and cumbia, samba and funk, merengue and comparsa, East LA R&B and New Orleans second line, Jamaican ragga and Indian raga. Ok, in other words, they are just plain awesome!
Ozomatli's enthusiasm is too contagious for you to not get caught up in the fervor. Nothing like being at the front of the stage, dancing and singing along with the band. I felt like I was 16 again, seeing my first live performance!
If you missed their dynamic performance, well you'll have to wait, last night was there final performance in San Francisco for the year. But not to worry, I'm sure they will be back and I'll be right there to see them again!
Oh and Happy Birthday Terry! Glad it happens only once a year!
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