We parked in Pasadena and took the bus to the Bowl. The show was sold out and they pack you in like sardines there on the bench seating up top :-) There was a very long costume parade. Some of the costumes were incredibly clever and some were incredibly lame...but at least they tried. We didn't dress up! The winner was this tiny girl who looked like a butterscotch kiss..she was 'ray, a drop of golden sun'. When it got dark, around 7:30 or so, they began the movie. They gave us some participation props and many people brought additional ones of their own. Think of something like Rocky Horror Picture Show, where everyone talks back to the movie. It was a lot of fun and they provided the lyrics on screen so that even if you didn't know all the Sound of Music songs by heart you could sing along. I love singing, but am horrible at it. Fortunately, in a crowd of 17,000 or so, it doesn't really matter how you sound.
I actually hadn't seen the movie in quite awhile, so it was good to see it again. It really is quite sweet for a story featuring Nazis. I always forget how killingly handsome Georg von Trapp is :-) And the cell phone lit versions of Edelweiss were surprisingly beautiful and rather moving. I was trying to decide what to Talk Talk about and since I need good thoughts, how about My Favorite Things?
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things
-Favorite Things by Rodgers and Hammerstein
Now, you know what to do! What are some of YOUR favorite things? What do you think about when you're feeling bad? Talk Talk!