Monday, August 20, 2007

Krall @ The Bowl

Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
We had a marvelous time on Friday at the Hollywood Bowl. Audrey and Jeff invited us to share their box to see the LA Philharmonic Orchestra, The Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra and Diana Krall. Luckily, Audrey had a platinum valet parking pass, so we zoomed right up to the artist's exit and found our seats quickly. What a pleasure! Parking at the Bowl can be a pain. We usually take the Park & Ride Bowl Bus, but this was waaaaaay better!
Super Martini Man
I made salads for dinner, stacked in individual plastic containers for each person: Green salad with sesame dressing and vegies; mixed fruit salad; cold soba noodles with diced chicken, vegies and a ginger dressing. Audrey brought beverages and the most divine dessert from Susina Bakery: Mini-cookies and little individual tarts. Jeff brought his faboo martini concoction!
Audrey & Jeff

Divine Mini-Cookies from Susina Bakery
The night was balmy, Diana Krall sounded great, as did her accompaniment. We saw a few movie stars on the way out, making their way backstage to congratulate Krall: Diahann Carroll; Dustin Hoffman, Sacha Baron-Cohen. These people weren't together, but they descended on the stage door at the same time. I sometimes wonder if all movies stars in Hollywood know each other? I suppose not. It's like when people ask me, "Oh, you live in Los Angeles! Do you know so & so?" Yeah, right. It's a big town.
Thanks, Audrey and Jeff for inviting us! We had a great time!

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At 10:10 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Ellen,

We saw Diana Krall when she played here in NY!


At 10:12 AM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a great idea to use Glad containers for a "white trash" bento box dinner! Ellen, you think of everything!


At 10:32 AM PDT, Blogger MonkeyGurrrrrl said...

Wow. Membership really does have it's privileges, huh?!

At 11:26 AM PDT, Blogger carlita dee said...

I'd call that a classy affair.

Is Diana Krall still married to Elvis Costello?

Strange combinations of famous people know each other and hang out together. I'm always intriqued to find that out. If those three weren't a group before, they probably went out for coffee afterward.

At 11:27 AM PDT, Blogger carlita dee said...

Um, is that *yarn* you used to tie those containers?

At 12:43 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really wanted to go to Diana Krall concert, but we had gone week before to the Sgt. Pepper's 40th, which was great, but OH MAN THE BUS RIDE!!!!!!!!!

Our bus driver stopped at one point on the way back to the zoo parking lot to throw up along the dark road leading up to Forest Lawn. At 11:00 at night, pitch dark! The platinum pass sounds a lot better.

We need some recovery time before attempting the Bowl again.

At 3:59 PM PDT, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi, this is Christopher from West Hartford, CT:

Sounds like you had a ball at the Bowl. A friend and I got to see Diana here in CT last month and she put on a lovely show. It was not an outdoorsy setting like the Bowl, so no picnicking. But what a treat to hear her in top form, performing numbers like "Little Girl Blue," "If I Had You" and "S'wonderful." She is such a magnetic performer, and her sense of humor was also in peak form.

Thank you for sharing.


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