Monday, July 5, 2010

Tanglewood: James Taylor and Carole King Concert

Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, draws thousands of people from all over the world.

They come to listen to magnificent music under the stars by talented musicians and under the direction of master conductors.  Often, big names draw even more crowds, like last weekend, for the Fourth of July,  when legend entertainers James Taylor and Carole King teamed up as a "dynamite duo."

Almost 20,000 fans filled the grounds of Tanglewood to listen to the strains of "I Feel the Earth Move Under My Feet,"  "You've Got a Friend,"  "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?" and more than 20 other selections.  The fans just about went wild with delight.

Tanglewood is a unique phenomena, in and of itself.  Prior to the start of any concert, people begin moving through the gates in masses.  They carry coolers stuffed with food and drinks for picnics on the sprawling lawn.

 People, people, and more people spread blankets, set up huge umbrellas, haul lawn chairs, pull wagons filled with supplies, and, of course, eat. 

Fourth of July weekend children could have their faces painted, like not-so-fierce little tiger!

There was even the opportunity to have pre-concert chair massages!

As darkness descended, guests lit candles and children swung hand-held colored light contraptions. They wore glow-in-the-dark necklaces and bracelets, too.

The night became alive with magic as the strains of Taylor's and King's voices filled the air.

After the concert, a display of dazzling fireworks brought the holiday evening to a thunderous close.



Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fabulous concert! I love James Taylor and Carole King! I have seen JT and it was fantastic. I would love to go to Tanglewood, what a great place!

LDH said...

Carole King was one of my favorites! I haven't heard her name in many years. Happy to hear she is still performing and bringing joy with her music!

Claus said...

I absolutely adore to see what my friends' world is like through their eyes, and you never cease to amaze me with your amazing pictures and wonderful words and description. A great post once again Susan!! Thank you deeply for sharing.

Susan said...

Hello girls! Thanks so much for visiting and commenting! I always love it when you stop by. Sincerely, Susan

BECKY said...

Oh, Susan! I'm so happy for you that you were able to be a part of something so special!! I love both CK and JT. They are coming to St. Louis, too....or maybe have already been here. I really wanted to attend...but life kind of got in the way...ya know?! Oh well...I have their CD's!

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