Friday, July 6, 2012

Concerts on the Square for the 4th of July

Happy belated 4th! I hope you celebrated and got to partake in some form of a fireworks show. This year was a bit hot, to say the least. If you're in the Midwest you know that we've been regulars to the heat and humidity in the area of 90-100 degrees.

I was still sick with a sore throat and went to the doctor on the 3rd for some needed relief. After a week of torturous razor-blade pain in my esophagus I was over it and ready to try anything to relieve the pain. He gave me some wonderful medication and told me I have a cancer sore on my throat to top it off for good measure. No wonder this thing has been lagging around for so long! He also gave me this great gungy paste that is quite uncomfortable because it just sits in your mouth. I'm not complaining because it works wonderfully and seems to be diminishing the pain and size of my throat sore.

So, drugs in hand - I partook in a few of the 4th of July festivities. Our morning was a parade in Deforest, Wisconsin with my family. A tradition that we have done for over a decade now, we all meet by the bowling ally with chairs and sip bloody mary's while enjoying the local festivities. My uncle plays in a band - so that's always a fun site to see!

The evening was pretty special and something I was really looking towards. The holiday happened to land on a Wednesday - the night when Concerts on the Square always takes place. I love the music - very patriotic or full of American inspired music like Gershwin and songs like "Oh, Shenandoah". This year didn't disappoint - and there was a nice breeze so it wasn't too steamy! Only thing missing were the actual booms when they performed the "1812 Overture". They usually shoot them off one of the buildings, but I guess with it being so dry this year they went with a dubbed version. Ah well -  it was gorgeous weather and a nice, relaxing night and memory out. If you do anything when you come to Madison, definitely try and make it someday for the Concerts on the Square. They never disappoint!

Everyone comes with friends/family/loved ones and picnics while the orchestra serenades.

Chad and I enjoyed some nice sandwiches and a few cold beers. We definitely avoided cooked food on this hot evening!

I never get tired of a view of the Wisconsin State Capitol.

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