Where » Park City Live, 427 Main St., Park City
What happened » This sold-out concert was party to celebrate the Sundance debut of Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl’s directorial debut “Sound City,” with musicians from the film showing up to make the three-hour-plus performance consistently surprising and hair-raising — in the very best way. My favorite moment came when Grohl switched from guitar to drums, and then Krist Novoselic and Pat Smear appeared onstage, along with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen and Stone Sour and Slipknot singer Corey Taylor. With the surviving members of Nirvana — Grohl, Novoselic and Smear — playing along, Taylor led the all-star band through a rousing rendition of the Cheap Trick anthem “Surrender.” Music never sounded more vibrant and celebratory.
When » “Linsanity” premiere on Sunday, Jan. 20
Where » The MARC
What happened » Two gentlemen watching the documentary about Jeremy Lin — which noted the racism he has experienced — gasped in all the right places. Before the screening, they discussed business associates and spoke derisively of “the typical Asian behavior” of one of them, oblivious to their own racist stereotypes.
Scott D. Pierce
When » Monday, Jan. 21
Where » Shuttle stop in front of parking Lot G
What happened » Arrived at the shuttle stop at 11:50 a.m., which I thought was plenty of time to make it to Main Street for a 12:30 p.m. meeting. I waited and waited along with two other Salt Lake City residents — and an overly chatty parking attendant — for a ride. Over the next 30 minutes, three buses headed for other venues — not Main Street — arrived at our stop, picked up no one and left. By then two more people arrived at the stop saying they, too, were headed to Main Street. Finally, at 12:22 p.m., the Main shuttle arrived — followed immediately by another Main Street bus. The first bus was quite full, so the parking attendant suggested the five of us get on the second one, which we did. The first bus pulled away and the second bus remained at the stop until 12:30 p.m. Needless to say, I missed the meeting and got off the bus, wondering how to get my $10 parking fee reimbursed by the newspaper. Next year, I’ll have to download the GPS shuttle app.
Scott D. Pierce
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