Bob Dylan. Met up with Brendan, Andrea and Mike at the old standard "The Rose and Crown", which looks the same, but for me has lost something over the years. I think what they lost was my attendance when they started charging door fees on the weekends. It's a PUB!
After a bite to eat and a beer it was a chilly 6 block walk to the Saddledome for the show. My first taste of winter in 5+ years, urgh. For me it was a good chance to spend a night with some good friends and to see a legend. Thanks Bob, in what I expect is the last time he comes to Calgary.
|Opening Act - Mark Knopfler from Dire Straits. Very Good|
|A 30 min break between bands|
|The levels looked good, but Bob?|
A sample of Bob at the age of 71. So, what song is this?
Engineering FYI section. A purely information section pointing to a couple work field trips I had in the month.
These photos are from a Horizontal Directional Drill in the South of Calgary for the power company. I believe the final diameter of the drill was 42" (1067 mm) and they pulled 4 bundles of 6 x 2" cables.
|300,000 lbs torque HDD rig operated by Somerville|
|42" casing and mud pump|
|Mud shakers / cleaners|
Background story: As you may have noticed in the September Blog Billy picked me up in a Car2Go which is a per minute rental that operators anywhere around the centre of the city. I enjoyed my experience so much that I thought I would pull up to the bar in a Car2Go wearing a Car2Go with a Hipster outfit on underneath in case I needed to park my costume. After 3 hours of construction or so I was ready for Halloween and ready to find my Car2Go to get to the bar. "Oh no! All the Car2Go's are reserved" Damn it.
I ditched the plan to drive a Car2Go to the bar and begged a friend, Ray, to give me a tow. Unfortunately you can't get a taxi in Calgary on any busy Saturday (absolutely pathetic!!!) especially Halloween. Big thanks for Ray for the ride!
Dave, Ray and I made our way down to Sam's deli in Kensington that was having a Halloween party like everywhere else in town. Stepping in to the bar for all of 5 minutes, we entered, grabbed a beer and just as I was about to park my Car2Go the waitress came over and honoured me with first place for the best costume BEST COSTUME!!! Holy Crap! Awesome. A $25 bar tab (shots) and a sweet Guiness storm tech jacket. Not bad at all and my first time ever winning any prize for a costume. Cool...
|Hipster in a Car2Go|
|The costume was good for winning a prize,|
but not for beer drinking.
|Dave, Ray, Pete|
New way of filling a beer. This is cool, but definitely less stable. There's a magnet and metal ring on the glass that connect together once the beer injector is removed.
|Westjet Counter at the Airport|