Two women standing beside me in Union Station wondered how anyone could afford to put on 10 hours of amazing performances of Bach’s music with no admission charge. Well, the answer is that this annual Bach blowout is sponsored by the City of Los Angeles, which has deep deep pockets.
While Bach is ok, I wish they would do a 10 hour Mozart Festival. Hearing the Magic Flute performed in the Historic Ticketing Hall would be beyond fantastic!
There are many other events coming to Union Station including Jazz on April 6th. You can read about them here.
My seat at the Dodgers/Angels spring training game in Tempe was in the same place as the best seats in Dodger Stadium: close to First Base where much of the real action occurs. And it turned out that foul ball after foul ball after tossed-by-a-player ball ended up in our section. Here are photos of three of the “fan-catchers” at the game.
Even though the local weather people didn’t tell us, this must be an El Nino year. With this current storm system, a “pineapple express” is bringing in rain from the tropics and the total rainfall will be close to double the amount we normally get by this time of year. The worst of this storm is supposed to be in my neighborhood in about an hour.
In keeping with the “Melody of Life” theme for the 2019 Tournament of Roses Parade the city of South Pasadena is entering a float called “Three Little Birds”. Volunteers were busy decorating it in a huge tent on Friday and will continue over the weekend.
If you are interested in seeing the progress of the South Pasadena float as it is decorated you can park on Fair Oaks just north of the 110 freeway exit. There is a large sign on Fair Oaks showing the location.
A follow-up after the Rose Parade. The South Pasadena float was behind the big one that broke down and sadly, the “Three Little Birds” float did not show up on the TV broadcasts of the parade.
No snow on the palm trees or freezing, snowy weather in Pasadena or Los Angeles on Christmas Day. In fact the date palms planted along the center of Arroyo Parkway in Pasadena are bearing fruit. No doubt the birds and other critters love this!