All day I kept hearing the weather report and it looked as if it might rain. To be on the safe side, the concert was moved to the Community Recreation Center on Wadsworth Blvd. I arrived late but I could hear the peppy music that made me feel like marching, especially the John Philip Sousa numbers.
Since the concert was advertised as an outdoor affair people were asked to bring lawn chairs and picnic lunches. I saw two persons on the stage sitting on a blanket eating their picnic lunch. Children who thought they would be playing on the grass now had a hard stage to run around inventing their own games. Their noisy little voices could not be heard over the peppy music.
They were all lively tunes yet, my favorites were the marches. Stars and Stripes Forever brought everyone to their feet with loud applause. A wonderful and happy evening had the audience leaving with smiles on their faces. I saw four Young At Heart members and they said, "Wasn't the music great?" Of course, I agreed.
I suppose what I enjoyed also, was having a good evening, listening to wonderful music and leaving while it was still day light. I do not like driving at night so this to me was a perfect evening!
"From childhood I was
passionately fond of music
and wanted to be a musician.
I have no recollection of any
real desire to be anything else."
John Philip Sousa