Must-visit: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA. ~ Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets™
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7/7/09

Must-visit: Hollywood Bowl, Los Angeles, CA.

Boyfriend and I headed up to LA for July 4th. During the car ride, we caught a radio ad advertising our destination. “Hollywood Bowl contains the friendliest people in LA!” And you know what? It really does! Hollywood Bowl is a well-known amphitheatre in the heart of Hollywood. You’ll find amazing live performances under the stars from various artists and LA’s own Los Angeles Philharmonic. It’s hard to believe that beyond the white bowl and its surrounding quiet trees, the insanity and flamboyance that is Hollywood ensue. On one of our first dates as a couple, Boyfriend brought me here to see the Los Angeles Philharmonic perform Mozart under the Stars. It was a beautiful performance. We had seats that were close enough to feel the music dance in our chest but far enough removed from the stage lights to take in the stars and the brisk night air. I loved every minute of it.

Their 4th of July event is well-known so we were really looking forward to returning. I’m a self-proclaimed sucker when it comes to fireworks. You’re sure to find me wide-eyed and smiling like a fool at any type of firework display (sparklers not excluded). You won’t get a hoity-toity firework review here. With that said, The Hollywood Bowl July 4th event is much more than a spectacular firework show. We arrived at our destination finding thousands of people flooding into the bowl, almost 18,000 to be exact. People of all ages, genders, cultures and ice cream preferences can be found within and surrounding the bowl. And they were all having picnics. What could be better than picnicking with 18,000 people?


We brought a yummy picnic as well (you simply cannot go to Hollywood Bowl empty-handed). We had a basket full of fried chicken, cheesy tomatoes & herbs soup (piping hot from an excellent soup thermos), olive oil garlic toasts, our favorite goat cheese, a giant vanilla bean custard cream puff to share (we’re on a diet), peach tea and a bottle of Pennsylvania Chardonnay (to wash down the fried chicken). If that sounded good, just imagine it tasting 21 times better at Hollywood Bowl. Our seat neighbors brought a 17-course picnic complete with a printed menu. Despite everyone being oh-so-civilized, I estimated that 86.7% of the adults in the audience were giddy on wine of some color. This provided the medium for a crowd that is super friendly and jovial. People were swing dancing on the side walk to the orchestra playing Big Band music. Korean moms behind us ate Kimchi before cheerfully singing the entire Star Spangled Banner in Falsetto. I couldn’t help but giggle about the eccentric mix of people that gathers here. I had a blast spending our July 4th at Hollywood Bowl and I’m super excited about future visits to this Los Angeles landmark!

11 comments:

Rocaille said...

Sounds like a great time :) x

*~kAy~* said...

wow!!!! looks like you had a blast! such pretty pics of the fireworks! :)

your picnic food sounded really good too! :P usually, my picnic food is sandwiches! haha! :P

Catanya said...

Wow! Great pics! I bet you enjoyed yourself!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Hi ladies,

Yes, it was so much fun! I started craving the food as I typed about it :D

Farmgirl

RCaitlin said...

I'm so jealous! That sounds like a wonderful time :). That's so sweet that everyone was having picnics. If only I didn't live so far from LA I would definitely try to go next year!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Good morning hun,

Maybe there's an amphitheatre near you, many of them have July 4th events :D

Farmgirl

Candace said...

I love the places you visit! ~Candace

Rose Red said...

Wow, sounds like so much fun.

Sarah, The New Girl said...

loved this post!! I guess I'll have to visit... one day... when I'm on the other side of the country :) lovely pictures!!

Brilliant Farmgirl's Beauty Secrets said...

Thanks Sarah! Boyfriend and I are heading out to the east coast soon, can't wait! :D

Farmgirl

Hanako66 said...

it is such an awesome place to see a concert