Sunday Funday at Summer Pops as in in Charlotte Symphony's Sunday summer concerts series in Symphony Park...at South Park. That's a lot of parks.
Speaking of which, good luck trying to find a place to park your car or your booty if you dont get there early. The best way to describe the crowd is well, crowded. It gets so crowded in fact that people go to the park around 8 a.m. to lay out blankets to reserve their spot for the 6:30 p.m. show. By noon, you cant even see the grass.
Pops in the Park was the perfect Fathers Day Fest. The crowd put football tailgaters to shame with their picnic baskets and knee-high tables covered with bottles of wine, cheese and crackers, and cards. Its just one big massive picnic.
And lets put it this way the South Park area is the perfect location for the Orchestras audience. Everyone was just chillin' like villains, maxing and relaxing and pimping polos. Especially the guy taking a nap using a Panthers seat cushion as a pillow.
Last night was Summer Pops Latin night. The guy on the cello was festive in his Sombrero. Meanwhile the conductor that looked like Einstein in Air Force Ones made the entire crowd stand-up and do the "Marcerena" to a song that sounded more like Lionel Ritchies All Night Long. But we all went with it. And he conducted the dance like so: head-head-tush tush.
Next week is Off Broadway and theyre going out with a bang. Literally theyre having Fireworks for the Fourth of July.
Go before the series ends. Just go early.