There's a magnetic engagement that takes place when you merge the worlds of festivity, music and art into a single social space. Especially when celebrating someone as spectacular as David Bowie.
During this tasting event at Hess, as I was walking through the space and looking through the exhibitions, every so often, through the clouds of conversations, I would hear a familiar lyric or melody and I'd stop to see if anyone else caught that same tune. Sometimes, I would find someone and get a smile and a nod, other times I would catch storytelling soundbites from people sharing significant life moments surrounding that song.
I may be the last person in San Diego, let alone North Park or Hillcrest to finally experience Hess, but even though I was late to the party, I'm glad I showed up on the right night.
My favorite beers from the evening:
big thanks to Amanda from Passion Roots for the invite and to Hess for the fun event and company.