Thursday, July 18, 2013

A night at the Bowl


Tuesday night, my wife and I journeyed with fifty other Downey residents in a chartered bus to the Hollywood Bowl. The world-famous Hollywood Bowl is just 20 miles northeast of Downey and when you go by bus, even the LA traffic is easy. The city sells the tickets at $12 each, which included the bus ride, parking in the upper parking lot, and the concert seats. We checked it out and found that the seats themselves are $39 if bought from the Hollywood Bowl. They still have seats for future concerts if you are interested.

Before the concert begins, while the orchestra is warming up, there is still enough light to get a close-up of the iconic Bowl. I remember my first concert at the Bowl when we saw Credence Clearwater Revival. The crescent-shaped front section where patrons dine at their own tables was a water fountain back then. One of the band members jumped in after a set to cool off on that hot July summer night.

P1020852If you had been there, you would have enjoyed the superb performance of Johannes Moser playing Edgar's Cello Concerto. The guest conductor was Bramwell Tovey.

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