Staycation? Go to the Bowl Instead
How bad is the economy? If you listen to the National Wildlife Federation, which is getting on the loathsome stay-cation bandwagon by pushing The Great American Backyard Campout, this bad: “Turn off computers, TVs, iPods, Wiis, MP3 players, cell phones and all things high-tech, to experience a night with Mother Nature, listen for nocturnal wildlife (maybe even see a few), stargaze, cook outdoors, tell stories about Bigfoot and the Loch Ness Monster, and explore a whole other world right in their [sic] own backyard.” Um, no thanks! If you must be among the trees and stars, head for Hollywood Bowl’s Sgt. Pepper’s . . . Revisited. Cheap Trick and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra perform the album in its entirety. As a bonus, Gomez singer Ian Ball, Billy Corgan and Nina Simone’s daughter Simone will be there. And the audience does “Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds” as if it’s been practicing since 1967. Sat., June 28, 8 p.m., 2008
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