Tuesday, January 3, 2012
New Year's Eve is one of the two best nights of the year at the San Francisco Symphony in my opinion. The concert and dancers are splendid. Afterwards the stage becomes a (very crowded) dance floor, fulfilling the basic human need to celebrate in groups. And the balloons, horns and other props add to a good time.
The night is also one of the handful of San Francisco occasions when black tie is plentiful. And in that regard, my only regret was that I had sent the dress shirt that I wore to a local cleaner and the cuffs came back creased. Sending things to Rave Fabricare in Scottsdale is a little more work but they press more carefully, folding softly and packing in a vacuum bag so that cuffs and shirt-front are perfect. Picky men take note.
Carping aside, New Year celebrations are such a good time that they require two days for full recovery. A belated happy new year to all of you.