This weekend I went to a music concert of Knesiat Hasechel - one of Israel's top bands of the last decade, and one of my favourites.
The show was great, so no need to elaborate too much on that.
This was the first time I attended such an (Israeli abroad) event since I left Israel:
- The crowd was almost all Israeli's (not a big surprise). It seemed that most of the Israeli tech industry relocated to the valley was there (with quite a few from the Green tech space this year). So a great opportunity to catch up with the startups, hear who's raising money, who's hiring, (and these days who's firing)
- Most were between 30-45, married (very few were single), living around the valley (not to many inside SF), probably 1-3 young kids at home with a babysitter, just here for a "few" years
- For the first time I realised what a sense of patriotism these events provide to all those who are based out here. Something like Bob Hope going to entertain the troops. Its nice to see, but very sad to be on the receiving end.
My new years resolution will be to see much more local artists perform in Israel (rather than away)