I’ve visited Pomona’s Second Street on a couple of occasions recently, which may be what inspired not one but two dreams the other night as your bleary-eyed blogger lay sleeping.
In the first, I happened to be downtown when I saw people converging on the Glass House nightclub. There was a rumor that the Rolling Stones were playing a rare club date there in just a few minutes. The event had been so hush-hush that, amazingly, tickets were still available.
My problem was, I had already paid $15 for a ticket to see the band She Wants Revenge (note: this is a real band but I’ve never heard their music) at another (note: nonexistent) club downtown that night. Did I want to waste that money by seeing the Rolling Stones instead?? Clearly I’m no more spontaneous in my dreams than I am in real life. Nevertheless, I was swept up in the crowd going into the Stones show. Alas, my dream ended before the concert could start.
In my second Second Street dream of the night, I was again downtown and was stunned to see that the Glass House exterior, and much of that block, was halfway through an extensive remodeling. How had I missed this? I was just down there a few days before!
From there I dropped into Magic Door Books, which was open, but completely bare inside, and freshly painted. The owners weren’t in. A customer came in and asked me for help finding a certain section of books. I was going to show him but realized there were no books. I didn’t know what to say. At this point I woke up.
What does all this mean? I guess the changes coming to Second Street have me excited but anxious. It’s also possible I need to get out more. Say, to Euclid Avenue.