I went to the LIVE Bugs Bunny – Looney Tunes – show at The Hollywood Bowl a couple of weeks ago, It was absolutely FANTASTIC. I made an initial video that had short clips of the event – hardly visible images of the cartoons, along with the LIVE classical (public domain) music played by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra. I also included fun stories that the conductor told. Within minutes of posting that video, I got that ubiquitous YouTube “warning” (threat) about using third party music without permission. I’ve been “warned” before and certain so-called “privileges” have been taken away – no trial, no appeal – just a fiat from the Gods of YouTube.
Does the generation gap ever die? My two sons really enjoy contemporary music, especially rock ‘n’ roll, with an emphasis on metal and alternative artists. My older son has become a good guitarist and, in fact, this interest is the first one I’ve seen him devoted to and passionate about. They both really wanted to attend an upcoming rock ‘n’ roll all day/night festival. I naively said okay.
Till now, we’d attended a Bruce Springsteen concert at Dodger Stadium, an Eric Clapton concert at the Hollywood Bowl as well as both Green Day and the Red Hot Chili Peppers concerts. Oh, let’s not forget the SOUND OF MUSIC sing-a-long also at the Bowl! But, nothing quite prepared me for this one. Thankfully, my boys weren’t interested in going all day and seeing the opening bands they didn’t yet know, so we arrived around 5:30 p.m. while Cypress Hill, a rap group, was performing.