July 26, 2008.
Guess who's performing tonight!
The Muses fountain was designed by Geoge Stanley in 1938. He's the same guy who designed the Oscar® statuette. The statues represent the Muses of Music, Dance and Drama:
We brought a picnic lunch and ate at the terrace. There are plenty of places to have a picnic around the bowl including the Highland Camrose Park, greenbelts across the bowl and several, if not all pathways going towards the gate and seating. You can also eat in your seat but I suggest you limit that to snacks and light refreshments since it can get tight. Unless you're in the box seats or VIP seats (then you'll get a waiter as well):
Tip: Best parking is at the church on Franklin and Highland. Parking is $10-$20 (depending on the event). Easiest to get in and out of, plus the money goes to the church. Click here for more info on the church and parking.
They started giving concerts at the "Bowl" (what used to be referred to as Bolton Canyon) in 1922. Here is an aerial view of how the Hollywood Bowl currently looks like:
This is the section we are seated in. This is also where the cheap seats start.
As it becomes darker, the crowd gets eager with anticipation: