I joked about his shoes not having shoelaces. He said, “That’s a comment I’d expect from your mom. I thought you knew more about fashion.”

He pointed out his Belfast shirt, which is where the Titanic was built.

I saw a guy wearing an old Padres cap. He was from Carmel Valley and talked a little about sunken ships, which is a passion of Cameron’s. The guy’s wife and I talked about old punk bands and the recent X show at the Belly Up. She told me an interesting story about her 16-year-old son. “He’s so good with computers,” she said. “He’s going to Torrey Pines right now, and one day we got a call from the school. The FBI were there, and two other agencies. Apparently, he hacked into the school’s system. He didn’t change his grades or anything, but he also hacked into sensitive military sites.”

I said, “It’s like the movie War Games.” She said, “It was crazy. We asked him why he did it, and he just said because he could. I had to explain about him jeopardizing his dad’s security clearances.”

I wondered if her car has a bumper sticker that reads, “My son can hack into your computer system.”

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