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The grounds of Bethel Woods are gorgeous and immaculately maintained, leaving you to merely imagine the amount of filth and debris that were left behind after the
The pavilion itself is covered with a roof, but open on the sides, so you feel like you’re at an outdoor concert, while still being protected from the elements (which is fortunate considering it poured rain during the Pops/Guthrie show). The seating is comfortable enough for outdoor seats—better than a baseball stadium, worse than an actual theater—and while there are three different tiers, all at different prices, you get a pretty clear view of the stage from any seat. Then there is lawn seating available in the field behind the tiered seats, which offers no roof covering, and the brining of your own food and lawn chairs is prohibited, which seems to sort of defeat the point of getting lawn seats.
The Boston Pops performed a series of pieces from noted American composers, primarily Aaron Copland and George Gershwin. It was no surprise that their performances were fantastic, but I was a bit disappointed in their somewhat uninspired choices of compositions. I understand that a big part of the
And then there’s Arlo… I admit, I am not an Arlo Guthrie fan, but mainly because I’m just not that familiar with his work, not because I actually dislike him. I know “
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