Sunday, August 11, 2013

#555: Boston Pops

Last night was the Boston Pops concert
on Jetties beach.
Anyway you look at it

Vertical

or horizontal,

it was crowded.
 6,000 general admission tickets
were available. Looks like they sold them all.
Many people came early to set up their picnics.
We came two minutes before it started as David was working.
Our picnic involved BLTs, cucumber spears
 and lemon blueberry cupcakes.

And proper attire:
fedora and sweater tied around the shoulders for him,
hot pink pedal pushers with a lime green top for me.
We brought our 15 year old and her friend,
they did not hang out with us.

The Pops were fantastic as always.
We set up our blanket as close to a loudspeaker as we could.
As you can see, there was dancing.
Matthew Morrison was the featured singer.
Our 15 year old and her friend got as close to the stage
as they could (not very) to see him.
They are huge fans of 'Glee'.

Dancing to 'Dancing Queen' by ABBA
How could you not?

As the sun sets, the crowd anticipates the '1812 Overture'
which tells the story of Napoleon's invasion of Russia.
The music is that much more stirring when you know
 the musical structure ahead of time.
Fireworks replace cannons in the Pops version.

The last song was 'Stars and Stripes Forever'
with lots of fireworks afterward.
I caught this Jedi lightsaber fight instead.
Cool.
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