Raw, adjective: 9. disagreeably damp and chilly, as the weather or air: a raw, foggy day at the beach.
Puccini's Girl of the Golden West tonight!! Deborah Voigt, baby - and a love story set in the California Gold Rush. Anticipated this one for weeks. Need I mention the sweet 4th-row seats (again)??
Don't mind a windy-foggy-cold San Francisco day when it starts with a yogic ass-kicking courtesy of Pradeep, stretches into a long afternoon of books and apples and coffee and old friends, and closes with a bundled-up stroll down the hill to spend the evening with Ms. Voigt herself. Winter-summer in SF. I'll take it.
The Girl of the Golden West (SF Opera)
Opera Review: The Girl of the Golden West (SFGate)