After doing Opera in the Park in New York City’s Central Park, I have to admit that San Francisco’s version does seem a little ghetto, but not in a bad way or anything. In fact, it’s actually kind of nice given the setting of AT&T Park, the huge number of seats, the giant LCD screen, and the gourmet food vendors all around. Even though, you’re sitting under the stars (either on the field or in the bleechers), it just doesn’t feel the same watching the Opera rather than hearing it live. Not that I’m complaining or anything. It’s just different, but like NYC’s version, everyone and their mother seems to be there.
I can’t help but be surprised by how many people filled the ball park for the opera, but then again, it is free. I would and have been willing to check out most things especially if it was free anyways. Nevertheless, it was quite a site to see.
Ivy and Larry were visiting and joined us for the evening. It was actually quite fitting since one of my most memorable nights in Central Park was with them.