Saturday, March 10, 2007

Grace Slick and White Rabbits

We had a quiet Saturday night ahead, so we decided to go to Trader Joe's. Then we drove around the Promenade Shopping Center looking for a new restaurant when we saw the KSLX truck and a crowd in front of the "Rock Star Gallery." We saw people snapping photos and assumed someone was in there of interest. After parking the car, we walked in just as Grace Slick was leaving. Someone tried to get a guitar autographed, but the bodyguard said "that won't be happening tonight." Wow, that was so bizarre, seeing someone that you have heard sing in your memories of growing up. Her long black hair is now long white hair.
We ventured into the artist reception and saw much of her work. Needless to say, there were many paintings of different white rabbits done at different times of her life. She also did several drawings of other musicians -- Jerry Garcia was among them.
In all, it was surrealistic. The art was wonderful, there were some rock-star wannabees and the best thing was it was so unexpected today. Yes, this the day after the awesome Ostrich races, which were more than surreal and some adorable dog athletes at the Purina Incredible Dog Challenge. Spring training baseball was sandwiched in between, but that is a story for another day.