Sunday, May 25, 2014
Memorial Day Concert Dress Rehearsal
We usually try to attend the Memorial Day Concert On the Capitol Westlawn every year, but oftentimes go to the dress rehearsal. The weather or the mood could dictate the choice. The dress rehearsal is much lower key, the crowds are plentiful but less, but you don't get to see the entire show with the full cast of characters. Since it is the start of the summer season, it's just a traditional thing to do. So since yesterday was such a great day, we walked over for the 8 PM start. We brought along a blanket to sit on, a water bottle, and a jacket. It's really a very pleasant experience regardless of the occasion. Unfortunately we sat right behind a huge tower so didn't have a really good view of the stage. What I like the most is the sunset and how it affects the Capitol Building. It is one of my favorite places, and it looks good in just about any season or angle. The real show starts tonight at 8 PM. The best part is that even though it is a Sunday, I have another day off from work tomorrow. But I would have been off anyway because I started working part time about a month ago. I'm still adjusting to the new schedule, and would highly recommend it. Just don't pick a Tuesday-Thursday work week if you want to have Monday holidays. But if you prefer to enjoy every Sunday evening, it can't be beat since every Monday now is a holiday - at least in my head.