Hi Cindy: I'm Trent and you're not alone. My jitters were calmed a bit this month with the Philharmonia show as well as the guest appearances by Phil and Bob at the GAMH with Chris Robinson. I'll be at the Furthur show on 12/31 and can't wait. It should be a blast!!! Whether it's a short ride on BART or a cross country venture, safe travels to downtown SF.
You are fortunate to live in the bay area where the issue it is not finding good music but rather choosing which good music to see! I always have to travel for any music -- an hour minimum car ride -- but I am good with traveling to venues far and wide to support my habit.
May we all get shows in our neighborhoods in 2012!