A Night of Culture with Tracy....Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture and Fireworks @ the Hollywood Bowl
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Ok, sadly...I grew up in Los Angeles and I've never been to the Hollywood Bowl. Most people are stunned by this since it's such a popular venue for live music events. I led a sheltered life...I am sorry!!! LOL. So when Tracy (Tre69) sent an email asking if I wanted to go see Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture with Fireworks Spectacular...I thought this would be a great show to see and a chance to spend more time with Tracy!!!
We met up at Hollywood and Highland...which again, I've never been to! Apparently Hollywood has changed quite a bit since I used to hang out there as the streets were cleaner and less sketchy people.
We headed off with our take out and on the half mile walk to the Bowl which was great...needed that exercise as I brought cupcakes from a new bakery in Torrance for Tracy and I to try!! :D :D :D The walk wasn't that bad but I was amazed at the number of people inside when we arrived.
Tracy and I made our way into the seating and enjoyed our Thai Crunch Salad and our Five Cheese and Tomato pizza from CPK. Mmmm...both were excellent! We barely finished and it was about show time...perfect!!!
Although we were fairly high up as far as the seating goes, the view was spectacular and you could hear everything fine! It was a beautiful arrangement and I really enjoyed seeing the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform for the first time! What was even better was the HOTTIE Violonist. OMG...Tracy and I were both drooling and trying to get pics of him. Whoo Hoo!
I have to say this was probably the best show I could've seen for my first time at the Bowl. It was beautiful and the ending of the 1812 Overture, they brought out the USC Marching Band and had pyrotechnics and cannons! I did manage to get quite a bit of video footage of the fireworks and ending but trying to get it uploaded on You Tube will be a chore! I am still trying to get videos uploaded from last Sunday's OC meet up and they keep timing out! LOL.
I can't thank Tracy enough for the invite and what a wonderful time I had!! I can't wait to come back home to LA and see another show there!!!