Iron Maiden Concert: Iuha’s Adventure in Mountain View

Iuha Park, music enthusiast and one of ECSF’s stellar student ambassadors, had an amazing time at the Iron Maiden concert in Mountain View, but the REAL adventure started after she left the concert. Read more about her experience here…   Fear of the Dark: Lost in Mountain View             I ran down on the grass making a way in the bush. I didn’t understand why I was standing on the edge of the freeway, because I just wanted to find Middlefield Road. I saw a big road sign that was not so helpful: San Jose & Los Angeles. There was nothing but cars that passed by me or made fun of me outside their window, “Heeey! Baaaaaby!” That place was one of entrances to the 101 Freeway. It was midnight, I had never been to Mountain View before, and I didn’t have a car nor a cell phone. No one was around me, I was completely alone.             This might sound like an emergency, but actually I went to see the Iron Maiden concert. Shoreline is a nice outdoor amphitheater, and the show was perfect. Wearing a gorgeous black outfit, singer Bruce Dickinson ruled the audience with his powerful performance. The show finished around 11 pm, and I knew that the last Caltrain to San Francisco was at midnight. I should have taken a taxi, but I decided to trust the directions the locals had given me. Maybe Iron Maiden let me forget all my fear and made me too brave. I started to walk along N. Shoreline Boulevard. I thought it would takes about 20 minutes, but it didn’t, and that night became a disaster!             I asked more people and it seemed that people know where the station was, because all of them gave me similar directions. The … Read more

Local event: Outside Lands Festival

Who said we can see many rock stars at Starbucks in San Francisco? If I remember rightly, it was Eric Martin, the vocalist of Mr. Big, who has been in the Bay Area since 1980’s. To tell you the truth, I got excited when I read this in a magazine. However, since arriving in San Francisco I have seen a number of Starbucks. I thought to myself, ‘don’t be disappointed- this was to be expected’. If there are people out there still dreaming of seeing these stars, they should go to the Golden Gate Park on the second weekend in August. The Outside Lands Festival (aka Outside Lands) is a music festival that has been held annually since 2008. The title was named after the nickname of western neighborhoods in 19th century because once there was nothing but a vast wasteland. According to the official web page, the festival will take place at the Golden Gate Park, amongst the Polo Field and Lindley Meadow. Outside Lands also satisfies the human desire for food, drink and comedy, whilst there is plenty of outside artwork on display. Last year’s line-up was as good as it get with both Kings of Leon and Muse making appearances. This year’s headliners include legendary musicians Neil Young, Metallica, and Stevie Wonder. Personally, I want to see Metallica as a loyal heavy metal fan, but I am not sure if I can survive in so many people who are eager to be right in front of the stage. Even if you’re not a die-hard music fan, there will be enough musical talent to draw your attention: Foo Fighters, Beck, Jack White, Norah Jones, and Tom Morello (former guitarist of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave). Need I say more? When it comes to buying tickets, getting directions, and making detailed plans, these hyperlinks below are full of facts! – Ticketmaster – StubHub – Official web page … Read more

SF Weekly’s Summer Guide 2012

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm Cost: $10.18 (including service fee $3.18) La Mar Cebicheria | Pier 1.5 Embarcadero, San Francisco CA 94111 SF Weekly release the special issue which is named Summer Guide every year. This guide will let you know places and upcoming events which highly recommended in all summer: dining under the stars, dancing the night away, bars, shopping, music, art and events. To celebrate this special issue and the arrival of summer, SF Weekly hosts an annual event which is called Summer Guide Party on June 20 at Pier 1.5 Embarcadero. You can enjoy the party from 6 to 9 pm with complimentary appetizers, refreshing drinks and entertainment. Tickets are available on ticketfly.com for only the people who 21 years old and over. It costs $10.18 (including service fee $3.18) with discount code FuncheapSF or $15 at the door. By Iuha Park (EC Student Ambassador)