WTF you may say to yourself, and I would counter with "Yes." The Bay Area business is about a one-time convenient moment to play in a "guitar orchestra" composed and arranged by one of the two people who kind of invented the idea back in the late 70s. And see some old friends like Wendy and Al.
Oakland will be brand new territory for me, so you know what that means:
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Possible highlights near my home base in Oakland:
Champa Garden: Laotian.
Olde Depot: Beer.
Hawker Fare: Cheap and unusual southeast Asia street food, not open very late.