Wednesday, July 20, 2005

Free Concerts

Last summer I was the queen of free outdoor concerts. I randomly found them or I planned to go to them. This summer I haven't gone to any until last night. And it was the best outdoor concert ever.

I love Central Park. When I walk into the park I feel like I am transported to a different state. I really don't feel like I am in the middle of the greatest city in the world. So enough of my rambling about how I love parks, just go out and enjoy them. Read a book under a tree or go to a free concert. (back to my main point:))

The NY philharmonic plays in a bunch of parks all around the five boroughs and Long Island. The biggest ones are in Central Park on the Great Lawn. I had the pleasure of meeting up with my roommates and enjoying wine and cheese on a picnic blanket under a big tree. The piece of land that we were sitting on was an almost unobstructed view of the stage. I could make out some of the instruments. They began to play and everyone around us became quiet for a little bit of time. My roommates thought it was going to rain at any second (which it never did) and they decided to leave. This left me alone to enjoy the sounds of the orchestra. I closed my eyes and was brought back to my days in band class and marching band. I looked up into the sky and had a beautiful view through the leafs of the buildings along the park. I could only see the tops of the buildings and it made me feel very lucky to live in NYC.

I enjoyed the music very much and at the end there was a big fireworks show. My other love is fireworks. They just make me smile no matter the mood I am in. So I watched and then packed up my blanket and walked home with a smile on my face.

Parks, Free Concerts and Fireworks all together in one night, I am one lucky girl.

1 comment:

Interested Shadow said...

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