One of my last visits to Opals was strange. Walked in and there was 1 other group of about 8. One of them was Peyton and a few athletics staff members I recognized. My buddies and I shot pool while they were chatting with the bartender (decently hot in the lighting down there). Slow night. Probably right after Peyton graduated or the year after. That place was fun. We went there or corner pocket next to Western Plaza bowling every night for a year or two while living at Country Oaks.
I also saw Ben Harper there. Ziggy Marley opened for him. That was an amazing show. Ben Harper should definitely be in the conversation when greatest guitarists are mentioned.
The Jack Johnson show there was pretty good too. I'll never forget that one. The girls outnumbered guys 2 or 3 to 1. We did very well that night...
I helped Jack Johnson’s crew pass out flyers and tickets before his show at World’s Fair Park Labor Day weekend in 2005. Me and my buddy then went back stage hung out for a few and smoked a little. Good times .