Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Tuesday, 11 August 2015

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Tuesday evening. Not very much traffic. And we’re back at the Hollywood Bowl for more!

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Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

The escalator going uphill was broken. So a lot of people had to hump it up the hill, coolers and picnic baskets in tow….a lot of tired old people trying to make it up the stairs.

We had a nice box (No wood bench seats tonight!) and picked up our picnic dinner from The Coral Cafe on the way. The weather was perfect, a beautiful warm summer night.

On The Menu: Roast beef sandwich, Caesar salad, dill pickle, chocolate & cinnamon bread pudding and a bottled water.

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Roast Beef Sandwich & Caesar Salad

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Chocolate & Cinnamon Bread Pudding

The food was okay, but not great. I was not impressed by the roast beef sandwich (might have been better with mustard) or the bread puddings, and what can you really say about a “to go” caesar salad? It was fine for what it was, but the food was overpriced and I hate the plastic packaging.

NOTE: The people in the box behind us were still having their picnic during the first act, and decided to pack their trash and turn their chairs around after the program began. **FINISH YOUR PICNIC BEFORE THE STAR SPANGLED BANNER BEGINS!!!!!**

**AND DON’T TALK DURING THE PERFORMANCE!!!!!**

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Showtime on Tuesday Night!

Joshua Bell & the LA Philharmonic playing Mendelssohn, Bruch & Beethoven tonight:

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Mendelssohn, Bruch & Beethoven

It was a short program! The Bruch Concerto was beautiful and Beethoven’s 7th was very well done, but needed to build more before the finish, in my opinion. The concert was over  and we were back to the car and on the freeway before 10:30pm.

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – Beethoven’s 7th Symphony in Concert

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl

Joshua Bell at the Hollywood Bowl – A Beautiful. Warm Summer Night!

It was a lovely evening with wonderful music on a beautiful, warm summer night. I had a nice picnic dinner and listened to first-rate musicians perform classical pieces in a fantastic environment. Happy Birthday to Me!

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31-JUL-13: Dusk at the Hollywood Bowl

Dusk at the Hollywood Bowl

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20-MAY-13: Box Seats at the Hollywood Bowl – Hollywood, CA

Box Seats at the Hollywood Bowl

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Pollstar magazine’s Best Major Outdoor Venue (eight years in a row!), the Hollywood Bowl is the largest natural outdoor amphitheater in the United States.

The Bowl is the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the home of the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra.   Throughout the summer the LA Phil presents the best in jazz, classical, Broadway, and world music.

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Audra McDonald & the ABT at the Hollywood Bowl

The Hollywood Bowl is near various hotels that can provide overnight accommodations for those who are traveling.

On some mornings, rehearsals at the Bowl are open to the public!

The Hollywood Bowl Museum is open every night before concerts and daytime all year round.  Admission is always free!   2301 N. Highland Ave., Hollywood, CA 90078

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1-APR-13: Game Day at Dodger Stadium

TODAY IS OPENING DAY at DODGER STADIUM!  GO BLUE!!!

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Dodger Stadium – Los Angeles, California (copyright 2010 JoshWillTravel)

A day at the ballpark a few seasons ago with my friend Ms. Jackson.  She had never been to Dodger Stadium before and I had these AMAZING SEATS and Stadium Club passes.  Loge seats on the third base line just above the VIP seats between homeplate and the dugout and a pretty good meal with a great view at the Stadium Club.  We had fun.

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