If you should ever find yourself at the Hollywood Bowl (a most excellent place to be on the 4th of July), do not, under any circumstances:
- Arrive late, then climb over 17 people in a clumsy effort to find your seats
- Occupy better seats than the ones you purchased hoping their rightful owners won’t show
- Munch noisily while those around you enjoy the L.A. Philharmonic
I saw all this and more on Sunday, but it hardly mattered. On the 4th of July, I like picnics, patriotism, and irresponsibly large displays of fireworks. The Bowl delivers across the board.
It’s best to come early so you have time to feast before the show. Our crew polished off great wine, a trio of summer salads, stinky cheese, crostini, and two desserts!
One thing I love about Los Angeles: our exuberant music director, Gustavo Dudamel, is
xnicknamed “The Dude.” He wasn’t conducting on the 4th, but he’ll be back the first week of August. If you’re in town, watch him tackle Carmen, Bolero, or Gershwin and Bernstein.
Here’s a lowbrow treat for those of you trudging back to work today.
Every 4th of July, my favorite gossip blog reveals celebrity blind items. Click here to get this year’s salacious scoop from a dishy entertainment lawyer who seems to really know
Carrie Underwood (pictured above) is mentioned in one of the blind items. It’s a good one…
Hope y’all had safe and happy holidays!