This was the third year of the wonderful Lumenocity extravaganza – and the first time I’d gotten to see it live! I loved it live streamed on my computer the last two years. And it seemed that’s how I was going to have to see it again – either that, or stand in the wet grass or on Elm Street next to Music Hall.
I entered the first lottery – no tickets. The second lottery – no tickets. The third time was not actually a lottery – the email just said sign up right now for either Wednesday or Thursday, pay for 4 tickets – and you’ll get to be there.
So I did just that, waited a couple of weeks, downloaded and printed the tickets – and Voila! Grandson Patrick Keegan, his girfriend Annie and her wonderful little daughter Layla and I were sitting in our hummingbird chairs. It had rained all day, but stopped just in time.
Lots of food trucks and that wonderful Washington Park playground kept us busy until time to start. And I learned about the family bathrooms in the playground, which I had not known existed. Much nicer and less noisy than the ones on the other side of the same building for the general public. Always good to know about more bathrooms.
Several pieces of music and singing. And then, when it was dark enough, Lumenocity began. Magical, wonderful, fun. Especially the last piece – Masters and Dreamers, set to Brahms. Fun to try to figure out who all those cartoon-type folk were, going in and out of the ‘doors’ installed on Music Hall by Brave Berlin and all the tech creators of the evening. And, of course, at the very end, the star of the show – Music Hall itself – took her bow! Super fun!