“Mike says hello” was the caption to this photo my buddy in Portland sent me Tuesday, Feb 8.
That’s right, it is Social Distortion playing Portland earlier this month. And I did not go. My buddy (and guitarist/singer of Supplemental Jurisdiction) invited me down the day tickets went on sale. I agonized for a few weeks, but decided it just wasn’t worth going down on a Tuesday night the week before my big fencing exam. The fact that I got sick and had bronchitis that week made my decision to not go that much better.
But when he sent me this picture from the show, I must admit, my first thought was that I had made the wrong decision and should’ve gone. But it was too late to change my mind. So I just enjoyed the show vicariously through my buddy and will think a little more before I decline the next invite.